Our support is used to provide tangible rewards for the school bookstore. The school uses a token system to reward positive behavior; students can exchange coins for items in the bookstore.
Crestdale Elementary School
Funding is provided to offer positive behavior incentive parties at the end of each month. At Crestdale, students are encouraged to practice “SHARP” behaviors, which include: safety, honesty, accountability, respect, and perseverance.
Funding was granted to increase and improve incentives to address attendance, behavior, and academics. Dennis is focused on improving the culture of the building that will in turn promote personal responsibility, high achievement, and community involvement.
DIPLOMAS In-School Day Care Center for Teen Parents
We have funded Diplomas for many years providing support for more than 20 family units. Based on 22 years of experience, Diplomas parents improve attendance and grades, receive high school diplomas, go onto further education and training, and become economically self-sufficient.
380 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, IN tel: (765) 973-3469
Our funding supports individual class celebrations and whole-school trips based on good student behavior. The goal is to provide a supportive positive environment where making good choices is embedded into students’ everyday lives.
Richmond Community Schools Orchestra program
The program Electrify Your Strings provided learning opportunities for students by focusing on alternative styles, improvisation, and self-expression through contemporary music. The two-day workshop with a world-class violinist, concluded with a rock concert performed by over 150 orchestra students.
RFS received funding for a new initiative – the P.E.A.C.E. Program – to develop and further enhance its Math and Science curriculum geared towards helping students become good stewards of resources and good citizens of the community. Additional funding supported the completion of a wet lab build out in the middle school classroom that provided space for students to perform experiments.
Funding has been provided to support the purchase of prizes for the Coyote Card Treasure chest, as well as positive behavior lunches and pizza coupons. At Starr, proactively supporting appropriate behavior improves the overall culture of the school.
Test Intermediate School
At Test, students are awarded points for following procedures, participating above and beyond expectation, and showing kindness and respect. These points are redeemed at the ROAR store throughout the week. Our funding is used to purchase items for the store and to hold end-of-the-semester celebrations.
Westview Elementary School
Funding has been provided for positive reinforcement of good behavior through intermittent celebrations, including a trip to the Dairy Queen as well as a pizza party and cookie decorating.
Other organizations we have supported:
Community Youth Services
Peer Information Center for Teens, Inc.
We have provided funding to support Protecting You Protecting Me drug and alcohol prevention program to all 1st-5th graders in the Richmond Community Schools delivered by trained PICT Peer Helpers. Peer Helpers are also trained to mediate conflicts, offer assistance with decision-making, and make referrals to appropriate local agencies and adults.
We gave funding to support a part-time position so that a successor could be trained. Currently, over 350 students in Richmond Community Schools are mentored by over 250 community volunteers.
Vaile Elementary School
Vaile has received funding in support of incentive trips throughout Wayne County. At Vaile, the goal is to catch students “doing the right thing” with a focus on four areas: respect, responsibility, relationships, and problem solving.