During the 2020-21 school year, the Sweet Home Education Foundation began awarding several mini-grants valued up to $250 to classrooms, sports, clubs and programs throughout the district.
Open to all district employees, SHEF, Inc. anticipates these mini-grants will improve and enhance the experiences of Sweet Home students.
Hunger impacts people in every community – from all walks of life. The sad truth is that many Americans are one job loss, medical crisis or financial emergency away from becoming food insecure.
The Sweet Home Education Foundation has resurrected the district’s Weekend Backpack Program, a unique districtwide initiative that provides nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to district students, as well as their families, to ensure they get enough food on weekends and holidays to avoid hunger when they cannot depend on school meals.
Each year, hundreds of Sweet Home students participate in the district’s award-winning music program, consisting of band, orchestra and chorus - in addition to other music-based extracurricular activities. While many of these students participate in music throughout their tenure at Sweet Home, families in-need struggle to afford the yearly instrument costs.
SHEF, Inc.’s “Sponsor a Musician” program gives Sweet Home students the gift of enhancing their education through instrumental music – which provides them with a sense of achievement, self-confidence and well-roundedness.