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ASD Announces Students for Change Program

ASD Announces Students for Change Program
Posted on 03/01/2022

ALLENTOWN, PA — The Allentown School District has launched a new initiative to give students greater voice toward enhancing culture, climate and safety throughout its schools.

Through Students for Change, the district invites students to submit proposals for how they would use part of the one-time resources available through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund. 

Students can submit proposals to district administration outlining how they would spend up to $20,000 to increase the safety of their school. ASD’s Safety Task Force Steering Committee will then review each proposal to determine its eligibility and how funding will be awarded. 

“As we determine how to best allocate the federal funds available to ASD, we want our students to have a voice in the process,” said Dr. John Stanford, Superintendent. “Through the Students for Change initiative, we encourage our students to be creative and let us know the projects or programs that would have the greatest impact on our school district community. We look forward to seeing the proposals our students develop throughout the month of March.”

Live zoom information sessions will be held for staff and interested students the week of March 7 to help answer questions they have as they develop proposals. All proposals are due Friday, April 1, 2022. Once award winners are selected, students, school administrators and district leaders will work together to implement the winning proposals at each school.

For more information about the Students for Change initiative, please visit