Hi, I am Juliana. I am excited to put my running shoes on and start training AND fundraising for a program I care deeply about. I am running the 5k this year and hope to raise $1000 to support the Student Opportunity Fund, which grants economically disadvantaged students with special academic experiences that they would otherwise be without. Please support me as I run for the first time in years.... it's for the kids! Learn more about the opportunity I'm fundraising for by reading below.
Austin Public Education Foundation wrote -
Inspire the future - change a child's life!
The Student Opportunity Fund:
Austin Ed Fund's Student Opportunity Fund provides educational experiences and opportunities for low-income Austin ISD students. Without this program, many of our talented students would not get to have basic educational experiences that help them reach their highest potential.
Last year alone, the the Student Opportunity Fund supported over $50,000 in projects and impacted over 3,000 students! Projects included:
- Refugee Student and Family Support: Funding for native-language academic tutoring and bilingual dictionaries for refugee students across the district to support their academic, social, cultural, and language transition to Austin ISD
- Keep Austin Teaching Conference Support: Funding registration and travel expenses for Akins High School Ready Set Teach students who have qualified for the regional Texas Association of Future Educators competition in Arlington
- Student-Led Original Musical: Piloting an immersive cross-curricular arts process for Widen Elementary 4th and 5th graders, resulting in an original student-created musical
How you can help:
Join our team to help us raise funds to continue providing Austin ISD students with educational experiences like these and more, such as college visits and field trips!
Who are we? Austin Ed Fund is a non-profit organization that supports excellence and innovation in the Austin Independent School District (Austin ISD). Learn more at www.austinedfund.org.