Student Grant Initiative
Congratulations, 2021 SERF Student Grant Recipients!
“There are so many different kinds of people in this world, and it is important to be able to relate. Books can help kids realize they are not alone, and they are supported.” – Zooey
Diversity Books & Classification Labels for the Library
“Sometimes kids have a lot of energy but still have to focus and get work done. With the bouncy balls you can move AND focus at the same time.” – Eliza, Alexa, Sophia, Gabby, Ishika
Balance Balls & Cushion Seating
“With a garden we could learn about botany and learn about animals that live there.” – Lola & Sam
School Garden with Flowers, Fruit, & Vegetables
“Building and having a rendering computer for 3D animation and editing will enhance the Film Club, art classes, and the total LS experience.” – Alex, Caden, & Nick
3D Animation Computer
“Challenges make our brains and bodies stronger. Active kids make better learners.” – Leo, Joey, Anthony, & Michael
Multi-use PE Equipment for Ninja Warrior & Parkour Skills
“These dolls can help kids learn about the achievements of black and brown women in a fun way. This also supports the Living History Museum we create in 3rd grade.” – Eleanor
“Sewcial” Studies Black & Brown Women Leaders Sets
SERF is excited to announce the 2021 Student Grant Recipients and their ideas! The students above and their mentor teachers will be working hard to implement their grants this winter and spring for use during the 2021-22 school year. Check back here and we’ll keep you updated on what these projects look like in action.
Curious what students did? See the guidelines below.
Throughout October 2021, SERF invites all Sudbury students in SPS and LSRHS to submit grant proposals for new ideas at their schools – just like their teachers do. One proposal from each school will be awarded up to $1,000!
When is this happening?
Applications will be available beginning October 4 and received through November 5.
How does it work?
- Students get an application from their school’s main office or download the application found below (SPS), or use this link (LSRHS).
- Individually or collaboratively, students come up with innovative ideas for their school.
- Students identify a school faculty member to serve as a mentor to work through the details of their ideas.
- Students discuss their ideas with a school administrator.
- Students submit their grant proposal applications in their school offices (SPS) or through Google (LSRHS).
What kinds of ideas are likely to be funded?
- Will your idea make your school even better?
- Will your idea help you and your fellow students learn?
- Will your idea help you and others feel even more connected to your school community?
- Will lots of students get to use your idea?
Grant decisions will be announced the week of November 29 at each school.
October 1, 2021