This week, as part of an ongoing series of articles, the ACF is highlighting one grant recipient, which is actually made up of several recipients—from the Stillwater Boosters organization. This year, numerous Absarokee school-related activities were either fully or partially funded.
Recipient groups included:
Husky Wilderness Adventures’ mission is to expose students to the outdoors on a four day pack trip into the Absaroka-Bearooth Wilderness. Funds from the ACF grant will go toward the purchase of food and supplies for the trip.
Unplugged Gamers Club is an after school program for Absarokee students in grades 7-12 who are interested in getting together to play various non-electronic board games. The club has been very popular and has involved may students who are otherwise not involved in extra-curricular activities. ACF grant funds will go toward the purchase of books available for students to check out as well as for snacks and refreshments for the bi-monthly Saturday game days.
The Robotics Club’s mission is to provide access and education for K-12 students. Student participants learn programming and engineering skills as well as new research techniques. The robotics teams compete at various events around the area and strive to make it to the state level. The ACF grant will help with registration fees for events and expenses associated with continuing the projects.
Absarokee FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) has a mission to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Members develop life skills through planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication. Funds from the ACF were used to partially fund expenses associated with sending one Absarokee High School Student to the national convention.
Additionally, the ACF annually helps pay for the cost of the ACT advanced placement testing for Absarokee High School Students. Funds are also set aside for the Fred Cunningham Scholarship.