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Each September, the Women Leaders and SEF staff meet with the principals of the Special School District schools including the Juvenile Detention Center and Bridges Program. The principals share insights into their schools’ populations and present their proposed special projects. They seek the Women Leaders for assistance in bringing these projects to life.

For the 2023-2024 school year, $11,255 in funding was approved for the following projects:

  • $1,950 to Ackerman School for the Gentlemen of Distinction and Diamond Divas’ restaurant dining experience and practice
  • $2,000 to Northview High School for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports celebrations with ice cream and video game trucks and help for students to purchase yearbooks
  • $1,700 to Litzsinger School for Afriky Lolo’s drum and dance troupe, as well as student T-shirts for Spring state testing sessions
  • $1,205 to Neuwoehner High School for a weatherproof garden bench spring and production from the Black Rep Theater (funded through the Arts in the Classroom program)
  • $1,500 to Southview School for T-shirts to promote school spirit, a cooking kit, and everyday essentials (funded through the Critical Needs program)
  • $1,500 to the Juvenile Detention Center for graduation supplies, weekly Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports incentives, and for staff recognition 
  • $2,000 to the Bridges Program for a 2024 Field Day obstacle course, quarterly student incentives and staff appreciation, as well as graduation supplies


  • Lisa Leonard-Sneed* Ackerman School
    Lisa Leonard-Sneed* Ackerman School

    I appreciate the funding for our outdoor adaptive equipment provided to us by the Women Leaders Principal Grant. It has provided our students with the opportunity to participate in gardening activities including: planting, cultivating, and preparing the vegetables that we grow in our garden. Without the adaptive equipment, students would not be able to participate in the entire process it has been wonderful for our students to be able to be a part of all the opportunities. This equipment has been invaluable!

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