• West Chester Area Education Foundation West Chester Area Education Foundation


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Mission Statement

The Foundation is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to supplement creative, meaningful, real-world experiences for students in the West Chester Area School District.


The WCAEF is an independent non-profit organization created October, 2010 to attract private resources exclusively for the benefit of students and staff in the West Chester Area School District. The Foundation will help ensure our schools retain their top-notch reputation by providing enhancements for students to prepare them for college and careers.

The content of the curriculum, where practical, will connect our students to real-world applications of knowledge and skills which should help students understand the connection between what they're learning in the classroom and their future. Connecting curriculum to real-world experiences engages and excites students preparing them for college and careers in the highly-competitive workplace. Students benefit through collaborative learning and problem solving in the workplace, the possibility of earning while learning, and working with professionals in their career area.

Internship and Mentoring Program
Students make the connection between what they learn inthe classroom and its real-world application.

Innovative Classroom Mini Grant Program
Grants awarded to support staff members who develop creative projects that enhance learning experiences maximizing student achievement.

Student Leadership Grant Program
Improving achievement through innovation, entrepreneurial students working collaboratively receive grants for creating projects that are based on service, philanthropy, or development of a new product or service that meets a need or provides a solution.

Payroll Deduction Program
West Chester Area School District employees have an opportunity to contribute to the Foundation through payroll deduction.

Speakers Bureau
Motivational speakers used to engage students.

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