Next Generation Grant

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 this 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.

During this time under COVID-19, Entourage Yearbooks is looking to direct these funding efforts towards educators that are lacking the ability to keep themselves and their community safe. Like their schools, our focus is on how teachers and their students can safely continue with their classes. We encourage anyone who has been affected by the pandemic to take this opportunity to apply on behalf of their school. 

You can learn more about the Next Generation Grant by clicking here.

Schools Funded for the Future — 2020 Awards

Browse our gallery of schools who were presented with the Next Generation Grant!

Wright Charter School

All of us at Wright Charter School were so excited to be able to use this funding for our yearbooks. We were able to provide the yearbooks as gifts to our graduating 8th graders. They missed out on their final 2 1/2 months of their last year at our school. Some of these students have been at Wright Charter since kindergarten. To honor all our 8th graders, we had a drive through graduation. Each 8th grader and his/her family was able to drive through our “Graduate Drive" in their decorated vehicles, say “goodbye" to their teachers and well-wishers, and receive a goodie bag. Each personalized bag was filled with a 2020 graduate t-shirt, a Wright water bottle, some treats, and a 2019-2020 WCS yearbook. The students were so thankful to have a way to remember the year, and for such a fun way to celebrate their end of year. 

Christian Victory Academy

We couldn’t thank Entourage enough for this grant! We were concerned our students wouldn’t have a way of being able to remember this past year, but this grant helped us provide even more yearbooks than we usually do. We were able to have our yearbook signing outside when the pandemic restrictions had lifted. Every single student was so appreciative of being able to receive a yearbook, and even their parents commented on the quality of the yearbooks. The kids were so excited to be able to see each other again after being home for so long, but the event wouldn’t have been possible without Entourage. We love working with a company that keeps their services simple but are still so supportive. We are truly thankful! 

New York City College of Technology

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone at at the school was affected financially. Being a student representative, my fellow students and I lost our sources of income when the school had to close. Many of our faculty and staff also lost varying amounts of income. On top of this, we didn’t have our pinning ceremony or graduation because the school was closed immediately during the height of the pandemicIf we didn’t receive this funding, we would have been the only graduating class in the school’s history without a yearbook. Even though we missed being able to be together our last three months, we are all very pleased with Entourage’s support in helping to provide a way to remember our time at the school. Thank you so much for the grant we were awarded! It really means a lot to us all.

Santa Ynez Valley Charter School

We are so thankful to have received this grant on our school’s 20th anniversary. Thank you so much for awarding it to us! The news of receiving the grant was so exciting for our students and families. Our school is located in a predominantly wine and service area, so when the lockdown first started it left many of our parents out of work. As a small school, we rely on fundraising from our community but due to the financial stress on families we could not do that this year. But the grant funding made paying for this year’s yearbook orders (20′-21′) a possibility! It is exciting to be able to celebrate our anniversary, despite the ongoing pandemic. There was enough funding that we were even able to have have an art contest for the entire school, and choose one winner per class to receive a free yearbook. The students were so grateful to be able to have a way to remember such an eventful year. Thank you Entourage!

Thurgood Marshall Academy

The Coronavirus has hit our school community and our families very hard. Our school serves students who have been historically marginalized due to socioeconomic disadvantages. When the pandemic broke out, many parents suffered from loss of employment coupled with increased financial responsibility that comes with children being home from school. This financial stress made our original plan of asking for parental contributions through fundraising out of the question. The Next Generation Grant was able to help us individually ship the yearbooks to students who otherwise would not have been given a physical yearbook. After so many other final year milestones being taken away from our students, they were thrilled to be given something substantial to commemorate their senior year.

Champlain Elementary

This was a generous donation! Our students were so thrilled with the yearbooks this year, especially during a time of so much uncertainty, it was nice to have this tradition continued. As with all students throughout the world, this past year has been a very challenging time for many. Leaving school so abruptly in March turned many people’s lives upside down. Being able to continue our tradition of offering a yearbook has been so valuable. Despite our standard fundraising efforts being cancelled due to COVID, and regardless of each families ability to pay due to economic hardship, our school was able to provide yearbooks free of charge to all Champlain Elementary students thanks in part to Entourage Yearbooks’ generous donation. Thanks so much to you and your team! I look forward to working with Entourage again this year to create another great book of memories.

Pathways Academy

“It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday. We’ve Got This!" – Our needs for the yearbook are lack of funding to purchase the yearbooks due to school closure because of the latest pandemic and our low-income families. Our timeframe has changed a bit due to the schools being closed at the moment. Our students have not been able to complete the project and go out in the community asking for sponsors and being able to work on the yearbook. We are looking into being done with the yearbook the first week of May. When school is back in session we will be working diligently with the students on the yearbook as well as going out in the community to raise funds and to look for sponsors during this difficult time.

Wright Charter School

Christian Victory Academy

New York City College of Technology

Santa Ynez Valley Charter School

Thurgood Marshall Academy

Champlain Elementary

Pathways Academy

Youth Leadership Academy

We have always loved working with Entourage, but we are so grateful they are able to help our school with this grant. We usually depend upon a strong fundraising season in the spring, but we could not safely do that this year. As a charter school, we needed any funding possible; especially since we are hoping to expand our services. Our school’s culture encourages freedom, and we are looking towards new and safe ways we can do that as a community. The Next Generation Grant helped us with this goal by giving us the ability to purchase interactive touchboards for our classrooms! These touchboards will be an innovative way for students to learn together through technology. Even though they are still living through this pandemic, our students seem to have a rejuvenated spirit to be back in school again. We are excited to provide these new learning opportunities for our students and it is exciting to watch them learn and grow together, despite these uncertain times. Entourage understands the importance of education in all forms, and we can’t wait to use these boards for everything — including our yearbook this year!

Alpert JCC Early Childhood Education

Receiving the Next Generation Grant is truly fabulous for us! As an essential business, we are proud to serve the community’s need for childcare but our budget has been devastated by COVID-19. Safety is our top priority, but after being closed from March to June it has been difficult to have the money to provide safe childcare. We were to make structural changes to create smaller classroom sizes, which has been helpful with social distancing to keep everyone safe. But without this funding we wouldn’t be able to provide more educational toys and books for each of these extra classrooms, let alone the necessary PPE for our teachers and students. this historic time has shown us that the connections we are able to make have proven to be so important when everyone can feel so isolated. We are truly thankful for every little bit Entourage has been able to give us! 

Friedel Jewish Academy

We couldn’t be more grateful to have this financial support! The Next Generation Grant will help make a huge difference in our community as we adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last spring, our teachers struggled with only being able to use iPads for their virtual classrooms. But this funding will help us provide laptops for every teacher, making it easier for them to best meet their students’ educational needs. With many of our students coming back to in-person learning, we are also happy to have the resources to purchase PPE to help keep both students and staff safe. Even during a time of uncertainty, we are all so grateful to be back together and to be back healthy; that’s why our yearbook theme will be based on “gratitude” for this year. None of this would be possible without Entourage, and we’re just so happy for this opportunity. Thank you! 

Mountain Football Conference

All of us with Mountain Football Conference couldn’t be more thrilled to receive this funding! We are only in our second season and normally rely on sponsorships through the community, but with the threat of COVID-19 we were nervous we wouldn’t be able to provide all of the services we were able to last year. Our new program allows athletes a choice in Utah youth football, but the pandemic has made it difficult to enjoy the program together. This year more than last, we wanted to make sure our players had a yearbook to enjoy the time they could spend together. Thanks to the Next Generation Grant though, we can now provide our yearbooks at a lower cost. This gives our 200 players and their families a great way to keep the memories of this season. We’re so excited to be able to provide them with another yearbook this year, and can’t wait to be working with Entourage again!

Taylor’s Crossing Public Charter School

As a specialist teacher at Taylor’s Crossing Public Charter School, I’m excited to use the Next Generation Grant for cleaning supplies for my technology lab. I teach K-12 public school students; all of our elementary classes rotate through my computer lab, plus two junior high and two high school elective courses. One of these courses involves building our school yearbook, but under the COVID-19 pandemic my students and myself would be continuously exposed if we do not have a way to keep our equipment clean. This funding will help procure the necessary cleaning items for my computer stations, like disinfectant wipes or spray, which can be hard to come by living in rural Idaho. Now that we have a clean environment for everyone who comes through the computer lab, we’re excited to safely expand our yearbook building courses to the junior high students this year. What Entourage is doing for our school and so many others is truly a wonderful thing. Our school is blessed to be given this financial opportunity, and we’re so excited to be working with them again this year!

Crawford County Middle School

Crawford County is a rural district classified as a Title One school, making it difficult to financially meet many unexpected needs due to COVID-19. We have been struggling to ensure our students have equal opportunities to succeed while remaining safe and healthy. Since we had to shutdown early last school year, many of our students are significantly behind academically too. This funding will help not only with the necessary equipment to learn in a safe environment, but also the ability to offer tutoring after school to close these learning gaps. Our school is now able to create more outdoor learning spaces and supply the necessary cleaning supplies for us to adequately sanitize student areas in between classes to ensure everyone is safe and healthy. We also plan to use the Next Generation Grant for Chromebooks in case we need to return to a 100% virtual school, but can’t wait to use them to help design our yearbook too! Thank you Entourage for this opportunity!

Quisqueya Christian School

Quisqueya Christian School is located in Port Au Prince, Haiti and has been struggling to stay afloat during the COVID lockdown. We are a tuition based school, but have lost funds during the mandatory quarantines which led to teachers and programs needing to be cut. During this time, we also had many of our missionaries be forced to return to the states to ensure their safety. Despite all of this, we are still working to keep our tradition of having a yearbook for our students. We have been able to create a yearbook every year since we opened, even during the 2010 earthquake! This funding is helping us ensure our yearbook program is kept. Our students are so appreciative that they will have a way to look back on their memories of this time, even during the hard years like this past one. They have been through so much in their lives already, we are grateful to have this weight taken off the school. Thank you to Entourage and we can’t wait to be working again together next year!

Oakstone Academy – Palm Beach

Oakstone Academy is very appreciative of Entourage and this funding opportunity. Oakstone is a small, non-profit private school so we often provide scholarships to students who come from low income households. Our school also provides an immersion program where children on the autism spectrum learn with typical peers rather than being separated from them. This has been so important for our students in helping them all learn important life skills. However, due to the pandemic, we have not been able to rely on our usual donations and sponsorships. Receiving the Next Generation Grant helped us with continuing to create programs that help our kids focus and want to learn. With this funding, we plan to create a yearbook club where our students can work together to learn essential skills in both technology and social behavior. We are so grateful to provide our students on the autism spectrum this chance to possibly open their eyes to a new outlet. Thank you so much!

Northern Dauphin Christian School

Northern Dauphin Christian School is excited to use the Next Generation Grant to upgrade our technology department. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are using the funding for computers, storage for our computers, and a stronger network for distance learning. Our students are educated from a biblical worldview while building skills to be ready for the real world. One of the skills they learn involves our yearbook class, allowing us to properly show them how to navigate through today’s electronics and prepare them with skills needed in the twenty-first century. We’re excited to utilize Entourage’s virtual staff and curriculum to assist with our online learning, and are truly grateful for the opportunity to save financially while helping our school community. This grant will serve the northern Dauphin County area and our six different districts for years to come.

Youth Leadership Academy

Alpert JCC Early Childhood Education

Friedel Jewish Academy

Mountain Football Conference 

Taylor’s Crossing Public Charter School

Crawford County Middle School

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Quisqueya Christian School

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Oakstone Academy – Palm Beach

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Northern Dauphin Christian School

More Testimonials Still to Come!

Anointed Feet Dance School

Head of the Class 2

Christ Trinity Christian Academy

Marshall W Errickson

Manhattan Business Academy

Central Elementary

St. John Lutheran

Heritage Hall Christian School