CAEF Grant Program

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In 2017, CAEF proudly awarded more than $19,000 in grants to the following programs:


  • Courage Retreat—Youth Frontiers, the Middle School staff and CHS Peer Leaders implement three days of instruction and programming for all Centennial seventh graders emphasizing respect for self and others

  • Anti-Bullying— A middle school assembly by professional speaker/comedian to challenge students to make a stand against hate, racism and intolerance

  • Empowering Young Women—for Centennial High School junior and senior girls, providing strategies to be strong, safe and responsible in their communications while dating

  • High School Peer Leaders—a program to teach 9th through 11th grade students skills to function as peer leaders and serve as role models and assist younger students with many activities throughout the school year

  • Top Secret Project—for adults to uncover the mysteries in the lives of teens, providing tools and resources to foster safe environments, and encouraging ongoing dialogue

  • Operations No Limits—a program that helps kids in the Pines School and Juvenile Center learn life, social and technical skills while serving the community through projects such as landscaping, gardening and painting

  • Mindfulness Project—at Pines School to equip students and staff with tools to proactively deal with stressors and build skills to enhance quality of life

  • P.E.A.C.E.—Program for Educational Assistance with Creativity & Engagement is aimed at supporting extracurricular events or field-trips at the Centennial Area Learning Center that help build relationships, trust, self-esteem and community

  • Operation Help—scholarships to help fund half the cost of taking the GED

  • Social-Emotional Curriculum—curriculum at Rice Lake Elementary teaching children how to manage emotions, control reactions, be aware of others' feelings, problem-solve, and make responsible decisions

  • Special Ed. Parent Network—networking and discussion group for parents of children in Early Childhood Special Education Program (ages 0-5)

  • Snow White—a theater experience offered though Centennial Community Education leveraging Prairie Fire Children’s Theater staff for elementary students over the summer of 2017

  • Summer Fun—a summertime learning and enrichment program in the Centennial Community

  • Club Y—providing scholarships to the program aimed at youth aged 7-14 for extracurricular activities such as homework help, service learning projects, Junior Achievement and Health Powered Kids

  • Unified Juniors—a partnership between YMCA and Special Olympics Minnesota to offer Youth Athletes Program to children aged 8-12 to strengthen sports-specific skills