The purpose of these grants is to provide funds for the implementation of innovative and supplemental learning, "above and beyond" what is available from CPS. Our goal is to reach many Mather students, to enhance their opportunity for growth, with an emphasis on the arts and sciences and to "ignite" their love of learning. They initiators wanted Mather students to experience those magical moments in education, when adolescents begin to see possibilities for their futures.
The people funding and reading these grants are Mather Alumni, many of them current and former CPS teachers. We all care enough about our high school and about the development of the current Mather student body, to make this commitment. We are very excited to have this opportunity to "give back" to Mather.