Student Opportunities FundEvery gift made to the State College Area Education Foundation helps us in our mission of putting students first. Annual donations help to support a robust educational experience, from a rigorous, competitive curriculum, innovative tools and resources, and enriching extracurricular activities for students in the State College Area School District each and every year. Thank you for enhancing learning opportunities for local students with your annual donation.

Your gift helps:

  • Support student learning opportunities through 100+ co-curricular/extra-curricular organizations. From clubs for young farmers to thespians to avid readers to ping pong players, State College School District offers numerous activities to enhance students' academic, social, and emotional experiences. Your support will help more students engage in more experiences that interest them.

  • Support development costs for new curricular programs. In an ever-changing technological world, our academic programs must continue offering up-to-date tools, resources, and courses that provide students with the skills they’ll need to succeed in college and in their careers.

  • Provide underprivileged students with access to the co-curricular and extracurricular activities, through programs such as Community Education Extended Learning (CEEL), intramurals, and Sports and Shorts/summer enrichment programs. One such program is the Community Education sponsored Galaxy Explorers (grades 3-5) and Moon Base One (grades 6-8) programs in cooperation with the Federation of Galaxy Explorers. Through this program, students explore space by learning about principles of space science, earth science, rocketry, and more. They work in teams to build an international space station, build and launch a rocket, and conduct experiments that are "out of this world."

  • Raise awareness for mental health for students within the district. In a day and age where news of bullying, depression, and teen suicide appears in the daily headlines, we are committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental environment that helps students identify mental health issues within the school community and how to get help for themselves or a friend.