HeadsUp San Rafael Public Education Foundation
We bring critical enrichment and support programs to our schools, providing equitable opportunities for our students while building community district-wide.
This year, HeadsUp has expanded programs, choices, and equity funding!
At the K-8 level, our focus is enrichment. We've partnered with Youth In Arts, the district, and our elementary PTA/Os to design and fund a program responsive to the priorities and needs of each school— providing weekly arts enrichment for every K-5 student. The 30 weeks of instruction include two disciplines of each site’s choosing, all necessary supplies, fall and spring culminating events, and a family art workshop. We also fund middle-school enrichment, including after-school programs. The dollars towards these programs are allocated via a model that promotes greater equity by pushing out additional resources to schools most in need.
At the high school level, we support college access programing, this year funding a college counseling consultant four days a week at each site, double last year’s hours. We also continue to put significant resources toward the on-campus wellness centers and we provide generous discretionary funds for each school to use to as it sees fit in the areas of student mental health, community building and the arts.
Last, our mini-grant program for teachers across the district provides support for myriad creative projects that would otherwise go unfunded.
Thank you for celebrating with us!
What an amazing day with our San Rafael community. We had record attendance at our 2022 HeadsUp Carnival and raised over $100,000! Thank you to everyone who came out to volunteer, play and support our schools. These funds will help fund arts enrichment and student wellness.
We could not do it without you!