For information on an Emergency Fund set up to help members of the South High Community in need to due the impact of COVID-19 and/or the destruction in south Minneapolis after George Floyd's death, see the News page.
The South High Foundation!
Also on the News page:
a link to a news report about the Debate Team from KARE11.
a link to reports were broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio
"... a monthlong series looking at how the community has transformed the site of George Floyd’s killing — 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis — and at the people behind its transformation. It is the culmination of reporting over several months, and a partnership with South High School to engage neighborhood youth in telling their community’s story."
The COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Foundation ...
A board meeting held using Zoom:
Normal day-to-day operations (e.g., processing mail) remain sporadic but have settled into a new routine. The Foundation's office is within South High - we expect the building to be open for students in the near future. Of course, like everything else related to COVID, this is subject to change!
The South High Foundation has served the staff and students at South High since its incorporation in 1983. We welcome alumni, friends and parents to join us as we look forward to serving the South High Community far into the future.
Here's how it works: We raise money to support current students through a variety of grants to supplement the normal budget received from Minneapolis Public Schools. In addition, the Foundation supports recent graduates through its administration of many scholarships for post-secondary education. And by virtue of performing these activities, the Foundation is able to offer certain benefits to alumni as a by-product.
Briefly, the Foundation depends on two kinds of resources - people and money. Many people provide financial support to the Foundation. Several dozen provide the people-power that makes it all work. And the Foundation needs both the people and the money.
The chances to register and donate are open to anyone who wishes to support South High programs and students. Registration is free and entitles you to receive periodic newsletters. Making a donation is a step higher in terms of commitment - it means offering funds to support the cause, and entitles you to receive the Foundation's annual report. An different variety of commitment is demonstrated by the volunteers stepping up to the Opportunities.
The options on the menu bar at the top will take you to more details.
If you prefer, you can contact the Foundation office with any questions you might have related to the Foundation's operations. The office is staffed part-time. Contact the foundation by phone (612-668-4344) or email at Director@southhighfoundation.org.
The Mission of the Friends of South High Foundation: provide financial assistance and support for programs at South High School that directly enhance the students’ overall high school experience by enriching their academic, cultural and extracurricular experience; and to support and enhance their ability to further their education.