AEFI Benefit Virtual Auction
Thank you to all those who participated and supported the Virtual Auction. And for helping to raise money in light of the Benefit cancellation.
Funding Innovative Education Starts Here...
The AEFI is a community-based organization dedicated to providing enhanced educational opportunities for students in the Ashland Public Schools. The AEFI does this through competitive innovation grants and school needs grants.
Since 2010, the AEFI has provided over $625,000 towards funding innovative projects within the Ashland Public Schools.
Ashland Elementary STEAM Center
The AEFI has pleased to announce our next Innovation Campaign - the Ashland Elementary STEAM Center. This amazing project will leverage much of the learnings & success of the AIC while ensuring it is fully age-appropriate & right-sized for our elementary students. Its primary focus is to ensure that our younger students are getting regular access to many of the same STEAM tools & technologies that we have seen produce such great results at the AIC. In addition to that, this campaign also includes elements & technologies specifically targeting our ELL students as well as our students with disabilities to ensure our entire student population has the needed tools to reach their full potential. For full details on the program, please visit our STEAM Center page.
a big thank you to Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation for their $20,000 donation
Ashland High School Therapy dog
AEFI was able to meet with AHS’s Jennifer Pavia-Shiels and wonderful new therapy dog. The funding for this dog and extensive train came directly from an AEFI funded grant. Innovative!
Ashland Innovation Center
The AEFI has helped to fund and implement a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) lab for the town of Ashland which will be located at the Ashland High School, and will be called the Ashland Innovation Center (AIC). Having access to this new technology and equipment will provide students at the Ashland High School and throughout the district an unprecedented opportunity to integrate 21st Century technology tools that will help our students now & moving forward.
AEFI is pleased to announce that we have completed funding for this project! With help from the Ashland community and our generous corporate sponsors, we have the AIC at full functionality for the start of the 2018-19 school year. For full details on the program, please visit our AIC page.