As a partner of the Ladue School District, the Ladue Education Foundation continues to focus on inclusion and tolerance in our ongoing mission. In addition to character education initiatives that address diversity issues, the district has engaged several community organizations to provide additional assistance. The LEF is proud to contribute to these efforts by funding key grants prioritizing educational equity and diversity.
Most recently, the LEF secured a grant from Wells Fargo to provide funding for instruments for grades four through twelve for students who wish to participate in music programs, but whose families are unable to afford the instrument rental fees.
Cycle of Success at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, partially funded by the LEF, coordinates extracurricular interventions that promote the achievement of all students at LHWHS (with a primary focus on the African American student population).
In addition, a Moving and Learning Lab at Old Bonhomme Elementary serves therapeutic and movement purposes for children with a range of special needs.
Past years’ grants have included literacy programs that provide books to create home libraries for low-income families at LECC, programs that match struggling readers with limited access to reading materials with appropriate books and partners to help engage them over the summer, programs that provide select students with no home computers with access to iPads, and a program that matches underperforming elementary students with middle school students who serve as mentors.
The LEF remains committed to diverse initiatives that meet the needs of all students across all schools in the district, and we thank our generous and supportive community for empowering us to do so.