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Cherry Creek Schools Foundation

Support Student Mental Health this Colorado Gives Day! This year our schools are being overwhelmed by demands for mental health services. This year your gifts will provide more mental health resources for our community's 55,000 students. Help a student get the right help, right away.

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CCSD Emergency Mental Health Fund

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Children (3 -12 years)
Teachers

Description

The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, in coordination with the district's mental health teams, has established the Cherry Creek Schools Emergency Mental Health Fund to aid our students experiencing mental health struggles. This fund was established in response to the unprecedented demands for mental health services in the wake of COVID-19. This fund will be used to support our mental health team's efforts as they address the increasing needs of our students and work to ensure students in desperate situations are connected to the right care, right away. These funds will provide mental health resources for students and support the entire mission of The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation. If any program were to become overfunded, your gift will go to where it is needed the most.

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CCSD Emergency Relief Fund

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Families
Parents
Teachers

Description

The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation in coordination with the district established the Cherry Creek Schools Emergency Relief Fund to aid our students, families and local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund has been utilized to provide food, internet service, temporary housing, and other essentials to students and families in need. This fund continues to help our students, teachers and staff navigate the after-effects of the pandemic.

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To date, this fund has been used to secure food, supplies, and temporary housing for families in need, provide internet service for students without access, support student health testing, provide school supplies and reading materials, and more.

Educator Initiative Grants

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

Cherry Creek Schools Foundation has provided more than $1.1 million to CCSD educators in grants designed to encourage, facilitate, and recognize innovative and creative instructional approaches.

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In the 2020-21 school year, CCSF awarded over $100,000+ in teacher grants - with 100+ grants awarded to Cherry Creek Schools educators to support innovative projects. These grants were awarded to teachers ranging from the kindergarten to high school level at schools across the district. In total, nearly 40,000 students will be impacted by these grants and have access to new and innovative educational opportunities pioneered by teachers and staff.

Linn Hogue Memorial Scholarship

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Description

To benefit the students at Overland High School

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Molly Stevenson Kindness Scholarship Award

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Description

To benefit students at Campus Middle School

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Jim Konrad Teacher Scholorship

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

Scholarship established to benefit future teachers

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Pete Baker Memorial Scholarship

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

To benefit students going into a medical field

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Sherry Shepard Sargent Scholarship

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

Scholarship established to aid Cherry Creek School District students in attending college

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Mitch Hanson Memorial Scholarship

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

To benefit the students of Smoky Hill High School.

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