The Campaign of Champions, kicked-off nearly a year ago and we are proud to update you on the status of the Campaign. Because of you, we have raised $500,000 for school improvements. Thank you!
Take a look at the new spaces, classrooms, furniture and facilities that you have helped to make possible. If you have not done so already, we hope you take the opportunity to come in and see what you have done for our school and our students.
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The Science Department has one new Science Lab giving students in all chemistry classes necessary labs and furnishings to help them succeed with their interesting and challenging labs, group work, and independent study.
The Computer Science Lab received new furnishings for its 180 students that use it six periods of the day. The new flexible layout has space for students to work on group projects as well as individual programming. The center of the room has big tables, which give space for students to design their projects in groups, build Lego models, make posters, or discuss. Desktop machines that dual boot Windows (for the introductory classes) and Linux (for the advanced classes) are spread around the perimeter so that they do not interfere with group interactions but are available when they are needed.
After school the following clubs use the space: Innovation Club which won a 3D printer for the school last year in the Chicago Maker Challenge, Aerospace Club, Girls Who Code, Robotics, and CoDev, a new programming club this year run by AP Computer Science students based on their summer internship experience in Summer 2015.
The Whitney Young Library has received new carpeting replacing the carpeting that was nearly 40 years old. This space now has a fresh, clean look making the space more attractive and useable for students, parents and visitors.
Red and Blue Houses have new furniture replacing decades-old red and blue lunchroom tables and chairs. Dolphin students have been enjoying the new space, which features a variety of furniture pieces to better accommodate a nutritious meal, a last minute study break, or even a well-deserved relaxation period.
Graphics Lab has received new furniture and computers enabling students in Graphic Design, Computer Image Generation, 3D Design, 2D Drawing, Digital Photography and Print Imaging to explore techniques, design work, and solve problems faced by creative professionals in fields such as advertising, publishing and design.
Jeanette Gordon, WY Dance Instructor is thrilled with the new floor in the Dance Studio. The new floor absorbs energy and offers a degree of "traction" allowing dancers to fully and artistically express their movements without fear of slipping or injury. Over 250 Whitney Young dancers can perform confidently and safely because of our new Harlequin flooring and spring sub-floor beneath.
Thank you for being a Champion!