Warrior Run Education Foundation
“Building a Strong Defender Future”
The Warrior Run Education Foundation (WREF) was established with the mission of providing the best education and extracurricular experience for Warrior Run students. The goals of this fund are to provide valuable education opportunities beyond the basics, promoting an imaginative and creative school environment, and fostering a positive relationship with an engaged alumni community.
The Warrior Run Education Foundation supports students, teachers, and the school by investing charitable assets to improve education experiences and the physical environment.
Beyond scholarships, the Foundation annually awards Classroom Innovation Teacher Grants through an application process. Since 2014, K-12 grants have funded:
- Defender Cafe
- K’Nex Ipads
- Trout in the Classroom Program
- Elementary Classroom Drumming
- 3 D Printers
- Archery in the Classroom Program
- Library Search Station
- Osmos Learning Devices
- Sphero Robots
- Spanish Storytelling Training
- Library Lounge Seating
- Broadcast Journalism Computer
Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) is a program that teaches high school students the meaning of philanthropy, how non-profits function, and the various ways that individuals can contribute to causes that are meaningful to them. The WREF Advisory Board has committed to finding the resources to support a team of students from Warrior Run to participate in YIP since the 2015-2016 school year. These students then have an opportunity to learn about the needs of their school and local communities and to “grant” real funding to organizations of their choice. This team of high school students also visits elementary students and teaches them about philanthropy in a way that allows children to begin to understand giving and sharing, creating generations of individuals engaged in society's needs and interests.
The Warrior Run Education Foundation continues to develop alliances with alumni, current and retired WR staff, business organizations, foundations, and private citizens in order to support educational initiatives and programs in the Warrior Run School District.
WREF operates in partnership with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, a tax exempt, 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation. Central Susquehanna works hand-in-hand with WREF and provides valuable support through consultation and gift planning services.
Please visit the Warrior Run Education Foundation for more information.