FRIENDS OF QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOLS Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that has grown to support the students in the Quaker Valley School District by helping them to learn and develop into well-educated, healthy, productive, and socially conscious adults with a life-long commitment to learning. Our Board is an all-volunteer board dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the students of the Quaker Valley School District. We have funded programs such as, the after school Art/Robotics/Philosophy/Service Learning program, The Practical Assessment Exploration System (PAES) lab which will provide an in-house setting within the high school for special needs students to be assessed, participate in hands-on training, and learn functional skills, and the new QV Wrestling program. Furthermore, we funded new uniforms for the QVHS JV hockey team, scholarships for graduating seniors to post-High School Institutions of higher learning, our QVSD Community Youth Representative, Mr. Floyd Faulkner who helps mentor our students to become involved in community and after school activities to avoid at-risk behaviors, new exercise equipment for the new QVMS Health and Wellness Center, Student year-end awards for the four QVSD schools, and six QVSD annual staff awards for Distinguished Service. Many of the programs supported by the Education Foundation extend well beyond the classroom and help to meet the needs of the whole child, including their emotional, social, and physical needs. With state educational budget cuts, the foregoing funding is necessary to help our students become productive and successful, both academically and socially. We rely on donations from individual QVSD families, community donors, corporate donations, local business donations, Foundation grant awards, and our Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) approved businesses who are eligible to receive a tax credit for their donation to our organization. Every dollar donated is important, and provides a student with the chance to participate and become involved in activities and programs that challenge and promote their interests to become the best that they can be towards a successful future. The FRIENDS OF QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOLS Education Foundation is committed to helping our students to become successful and productive adults, one child at a time, one program at a time, one future at a time.