Donations of any denomination are welcome, but here are some metrics to guide you:
- Cost/child/trip: $10.00
- Cost/child/year: $60.00
- Cost/bus/team: $175
- Cost/School/Year: $1,750.00
About Ward Elementary
- Joined Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play program in the fall of 2013.
- Located in the Armour Square neighborhood in Chicago and has 529 students.
- 62% of the school population is Asian, 20% is African American, and 11% is hispanic. 88% come from low-income households.
- Coach Torres leads the team in stretching at the start of every practice. The players often compete to see who can get the closest to doing a split.
- Every Urban Initiatives team has its favorite game to play at practice, but Ward’s is one of the most unique. Most of their practices end with "Human Foosball", a game which they created. It’s just like real foosball, but with excited kids for players instead of wooden blocks. We think Ward’s version is more fun.