Power To Play
Why support high school extracurricular programs? Studies show that students involved in extracurricular experience academic and mental health benefits. Additionally, extracurricular participation increases the probability that an at-risk student will graduate.
Power to Play is an annual athletics and arts grant program for high schools across Alabama. Both grants aim to increase participation in their respective extracurricular programs. The grant program is limited to schools that are determined to have an overall financial need. For purposes of this program, a school is determined to have a financial need if 50 percent or more of its full-time students receive free or reduced-price lunches.
Since 2014, Power to Play has awarded more than $175,000 through 70 grants to support high school athletics programs. Power to Play’s arts grants are new to the program this year. The 2016 Power To Play grant program began accepting applications on Sept. 19.