NEXT GENERATION GRANT
SCHOOLS FUNDED FOR THE FUTURE
Entourage Yearbooks is proud to revolutionize the school funding process with our Next-Generation Grant. Many schools are without the proper equipment, programs or even infrastructure they need to provide the educational opportunities their students and community deserve.
Through the grant, we hope to fund those schools who are looking to advance themselves into the future by offering educational opportunities for their students and community
Read our PR Web release announcing the Next Generation Grant winners.
Whether it's assistance paying for new computer equipment, fund an after-school program, or to finally get out of debt with your previous yearbook provider - we are here to help you accomplish your goals!
We understand the difficulty that many educators face when it comes to receiving the proper funding for their classrooms and programs. That's why Entourage proudly supports these schools.
Yearbooks are a permanent time capsule for school staff members and students. They can become low priority in order to fund other school projects. We step in to make sure yearbooks are still possible.
Del Paso Heights Elementary School
"Part of the funds will be used to help create memories for our 6th grade class, which will be leaving us after this June. Our plan is to fund a field day for our 6th graders filled with water stations and team building activities. This year’s class missed out on many social events, as many of our fieldtrips and social activities were cancelled for the past four years due to COVID restrictions. The last time this class went on a field trip was when they were in the 1st grade!
The other half of the funds will be used towards lowering yearbook costs. Although we fundraise multiple times a year, it is difficult to raise enough money to lower the yearbooks so that our students can purchase. With no extra funding last year, the school was left with over 50 unpurchased yearbooks, which left the yearbook committee budget at a deficit for the start of this year. However, this year, we will be able to lower the price back down to under $10, which helps our parents and families out if they should decide to purchase a yearbook."
Naaleh High School for Girls
FAIR LAWN, NJ
"Naaleh High School for Girls opened its door just five short years ago as an option for students and parents in North Jersey wanting a rigorous curriculum with small, personalized classes and individual leadership and growth opportunities. The school has grown from 34 students in the inaugural 9th-grade class to a four-year school with close to 200 students. The Next Generation Grant will be split between two different programs at our school. These extracurricular programs help build up a school culture of collaboration, teamwork, and, most importantly, friendship. First is our Senior class, and their yearbook and Senior Trip. We, as a school, strive to make sure all students can participate in all aspects of their Senior year, subsidizing as needed. Second is our school-wide production, Nagila, Hebrew for “Let Us Rejoice.” This production is a rejoicing of a return to normality from before Covid, it is going to be a wonderful evening full of song, dance and drama bringing our students and teachers together. The funding from this grant will go a long way in helping both of these programs meet their fundraising goals. Thank you!"
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the application due?
We accept applications throughout the year, but make decisions and distribute grants within three tranches. Below are the dates when decisions are made:
Tranche Deadline One: April 15th
Tranche Deadline Two: August 31st
Tranche Deadline Three: December 15th (tentative)
What can the funding be applied towards?
Grant funding can be utilized for anything that will help further develop your school, however the grant primarily focuses on funding technology as we believe technology is a powerful tool that encourages better education.
When do schools get an update on their application?
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have or have not been selected for funding. You can expect to receive an email from our marketing team within a month after the application deadline.
How and when do schools receive funding?
Grant funding is issued via a physical check. Schools can expect to receive grant funding within a month after the application deadline. You will receive an email from Entourage Yearbooks that states when your check will be mailed out.
Who makes the final decisions?
To help us remain as unbiased as possible, our Advisors Council makes all final decisions for funding. Grant applications are reviewed by our leadership team as well for organizational purposes.
Can I apply more than once?
Schools can apply more than once a year if their previous application did not result in grant approval. If your school did receive funding, congrats! We encourage you to apply next year in order to give other schools the opportunity to receive funding.
Can I nominate a school?
Yes! We encourage everyone to apply, whether they are an Entourage customer or not. Please send the application form to a teacher administrator from the school you'd like to nominate. If you are unsure who to send the application to, please fill out the application to the best of your ability - we'll reach out to school and figure out the rest!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process or the status of your application, please don't hesitate to contact us.