We all have trouble making good choices, but our students’ challenges cause them to struggle more than others. Our students often have difficulty making the right choices inside and outside of school. To encourage and help them grow, The Foundation Schools has developed a school-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) program in our schools that promotes teaching, recognizing and reinforcing positive student behaviors. Our PBIS program includes encouragement through incentive trips and activities, honor roll awards, community center time, school store rewards, pop-up incentives. The goal is to foster positive choices and a positive school culture.
Our students often have limited exposure to the world outside their neighborhoods and don’t have access to opportunities often experienced by their peers. Our PBIS system fills this gap, allowing students to broaden their interests outside of what can be provided by their families and practice social skills in unfamiliar settings. In most school systems, parents cover the cost of field trips including transportation, entrance fees, and lunch. However, 80% of the student population at The Foundation Schools qualify for free and reduced price meals, so we are unable to rely on a PTA or parent groups to cover these expenses.
Your donation will expand our students’ horizons and motivate them to make positive choices today that will fuel their future success. Thank you for your support!
The Foundation Schools Receives $2,000 Grant
Largo, MD – October 7, 2021 – Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded The Foundation Schools a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy initiatives. This local grant award is part of more than $3 million in grants awarded this fall to nearly 760 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools across the 46 states that Dollar General […]
See our alumnus on NBC Washington
Hear Marquette’s story as one of the many young adults overcoming homelessness in Washington DC this year. While a student at The Foundation Schools, Marquette spent years being served by our Foundation Links team navigating leaving his unstable home, locating temporary housing, signing up for government assistance, and receiving basic needs to support himself. As […]
Our Back to School Drive is Live!
We are so excited to welcome our students for in-person learning on August 30! Our students have suffered many losses during the pandemic and you can help us combat their learning loss. Help us turn a new page and Move Forward Together by joining our Back to School Drive! Fund an Item on Make a Donation […]
Closing Out the School Year
Join us for our end-of-the-school-year newsletter as we reflect on a school year like no other and celebrate our students’ many accomplishments during hybrid learning! The Foundation School in Largo See how our students were motivated to finish strong and celebrate their achievements in our promotion and graduation ceremonies! The Foundation Learning Center […]