The Red Sox Foundation has awarded a grant of $2,500 to support summer field trips that enhance the well-being of students facing complex challenges at the Aspire Living & Learning Academy (ALL Academy) Extended School Year program. The grant will cover the cost of transportation, entry fees, and incidentals for approximately 60 Academy students.
Students with a variety of ability levels and diagnoses including autism are welcomed at ALL Academy to learn the skills they need to be successful back in their public-school classrooms. The Extended School Year program provides a bridge to the next school year, enabling students to maintain their academic gains and expand their community engagement during summer months.
“During the pandemic, students have struggled to keep up with learning in and out of the classroom. After two years without access to the social and academic benefits of organized field trips, ALL Academy students are finally back to having much-needed summer experiences,” said Lou Giramma, Aspire CEO. “We are grateful to the Red Sox Foundation for their support of this essential program.”
ALL Academy is a private, special education K-12 school operating with three locations in Connecticut. The Academy uses highly individualized teaching and evidence-based treatments that empower students with learning and behavioral challenges to discover their passions, unlock their potential and thrive.
“The Red Sox Foundation harnesses the passion of Red Sox Nation to make a difference in the lives of children, veterans, families, and communities in need throughout New England by improving their health, education and recreational opportunities…We are honored to support Aspire Living & Learning,” said Bekah Salwasser, Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation.