Grant Recipients

Christina Kowert & Lynn Vande, Madison, WI

Grant in support of hip-hop class offered to Muir Elementary students during early release on Mondays through out the school year. Culmination of the class will be a performance by the students at the Barrymore Theater.

Prisca Moore, Kenosha, WI

Enhancement of pre-existing Food for Learning Project in three Kenosha schools. Program includes hydroponics growing systems and an aquaponics container farm.

Mary Bohning, Kenosha, WI

This project is in partnership with Prisca Moore’s project. Project includes tumble composters as well as vermiculture, which uses worms to break down waste and produce high quality compost.

Jodi Zimmer, Glen Flora, WI

“Commit to be Fit” running, self-esteem and personal fitness club will target overweight/obese middle school girls.

Shannon Kunstman, Madison, WI

Expand existing yoga program at Thoreau Elementary with the goal of improving behavior outcomes amongst students


Amy Olejniczak, Madison, WI

Teen educators, as part of the Wisconsin Adolescent Health Care Communication Program (WAHCCP) will go to Wisconsin high schools, teach sex-ed and teach students how to talk to their physicians about their health. Program also targets doctors to teach them how to talk to high school aged patients.

April Burback, Eau Claire, WI

Teacher will add “food science” class to high school curriculum which will focus on nutrition and healthy eating through a consumer education and science focus.


Gail Cameron, Oshkosh, WI

Grant will fund new swim suits and towels for swimming class for high-risk, low-income elementary students.


Patriq DuSaint, Milwaukee, WI

Grant will fund a peace garden and mindfulness training center in Hawley Environmental School (K-5th grade).

Tim Michael - IMPACT AWARD

Tim’s work focuses on creating healthy, accepting school environments through out WI by offering guidance to Gay Straight Alliance Clubs in schools, presenting at conferences and assisting school administrators in making their schools a safer, more accepting environment.

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