It has always been part of Green Hedges School’s Mission and Core Values to foster an “appreciation for all endeavors which broaden the mind and enlighten the spirit.” One of the ways in which we do this is to create an equitable and inclusive experience for all of our students.
The Equitable Experience Fund (EEF), established in the fall of 2020, aims to ensure that all students have the same opportunities and experiences while at Green Hedges. Grants from this fund will be offered to diverse students by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status in Grades 6 – 8 to help cover non-tuition costs, including (but not limited to) class trips, school uniforms, and educational testing. For some families, these fees are minor expenditures, for others, they may pose a barrier to the full Green Hedges experience. Our community benefits from a diverse student body and support from this fund will offer another way to promote an equitable and inclusive environment for all Green Hedges students.
Grant amounts will be decided on a yearly basis in coordination with the Green Hedges Affordability Program tuition determination; however, the EEF will reserve a portion of its funding for emergency applications throughout the year. As intended by the lead donors, grants will be awarded to families who are historically oppressed and underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in our community.
To learn more about the Equitable Experience Fund, please contact Director of Development Blake Kohn at firstname.lastname@example.org.