Avid Lifetime Learners (A.L.L.) Fund

In 2010, as a tribute to former superintendent Dr. Pat All, the Olathe Public Schools Foundation formed the AVID Lifetime Learners (A.L.L.) Fund.

AVID is a nationally recognized, research-based program which prepares Olathe students in the "academic middle" for four-year college access and success. The students in AVID show potential for success, but generally are under-represented in university programs and often are the first in their families to attend college.

As part of the rigorous AVID curriculum, students are encouraged to take the ACT test and enroll in AP-level courses or College Now classes which allow them to earn college credit while still in high school. These options are fee-based and challenging for students who come from families that struggle financially. Some AVID students find themselves taking an advanced-level class, but not getting college credit because they can't afford the fees. This fund will be there to help students in need pay those fees associated with the AVID program.

"This fund is a fitting tribute for a woman who has dedicated her life to preparing students for their future, " said OPSF Executive Director, Cindy VonFeldt.

If you would like to make a donation to the A.L.L. Fund,  click on the blue "Donate Now" button  or call the Foundation office.

pictured: Past OPSF Board President Gary Stuteville, Fomer Olathe Superintendent Dr. Patricia All, and OPSF Executive Director Cindy VonFeldt