We encourage applicants to be creative and innovative in their proposals. The strongest applications will propose projects with their students that would span the course of the academic year, build toward a specific goal or set of skills, and fill a gap in what may be available to students through the school curriculum currently accessible to them. Examples include adding a journalism course that would publish a monthly school newspaper, developing a robotics team and taking the team to a competition, starting a mock trial or Model UN program, or even building a sports team. Recent fellows have used funding to build a music recording studio & course, integrate tactile labs into a biology curriculum, and build a community garden. A non-example would be a weekend field trip or a one-day event. These examples and non-examples are only to provide guidance--please do not be limited by them!
To learn more about the Amanda Rose Laura Foundation and about Amanda's journey with her students, please visit http://arlaurafoundation.org.
If you have questions specific to your application or your idea, please email Victoria Ryan, a member of the Amanda Rose Laura Foundation Board of Directors, at email@example.com.