Fulton Neighborhood Association is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2018 Fulton Small Grants Program.
Southwest First Technology Challenge (FTC)
Award Amount: $1,095
The Southwest FTC program was created to make FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics available to middle school students and fills the gap between existing elementary school Lego Robotics programs and high school FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) robotics programs. FTC teams design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.
Grant funds will allow for the purchase an official FTC competition field. This portable 12 x 12 foot field will make it easier to prepare for robotics competitions as well as host robot competitions and demonstrate this robotics program to the Community.
Lake Harriet Community School Lower Campus S.T.E.A.M. Activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
Award Amount: $1,243.22
The S.T.E.A.M. Program will bring engineering experience to students. Young children have a fascination with both building things and taking them apart – making them natural engineers. While doing this, they use math and science skills and see how they are relevant to their lives. Hands on, project based learning is the essence of engineering.
Grant funds will be used to purchase a Lego wall, Plus-Plus Blocks to build 3D structures and shapes and Keva planks. The students will explore structures and stability and determine what makes them stronger, more efficient and stable. The building tools will be available not only to LHLC students, but also the after-school program.
Southwest High School Wellness Club
Award Amount: $1,100
This new club will meet weekly to learn about mental health and cultivate a culture of wellness at SWHS, proactively addressing wellness from multiple angles, including environmental, social-emotional, and racial consciousness. This club will affect not only the high school itself but the whole neighborhood as more and more research shows that emotional health is the underpinning of any healthy community. Offering SWHS students an empowering framework and approach they can use and share with their world could have a significant impact not only on Fulton but beyond.
Grant funds will be used to plan, coordinate and conduct approximately 20 club meetings.
Lake Harriet Community School Upper Campus Safety Patrol Support
Award Amount: $500
The mission of the Lake Harriet Safety Patrol Program is to keep the children of Lake Harriet Upper Campus and the immediate community safe when walking across crosswalks that surround school before and after school hours. The Safety Patrol Program fosters a positive school climate with the goal of involving all students who want to participate and retaining their participation for the entire school year. A longer term goal is to train younger students and incent participating students to return to safety patrol the following year.
Grant funds will be used for program coordination, monthly meetings, badges, certificates, bulletin boards and a visit from University of Minnesota mascot, Goldy Gopher.