AllentownSchool District

Students for Change

Help ASD decide how to use federal relief funds!

In the Allentown School District, we believe in creating a culture in which every student feels safe, valued, and nurtured. We’re launching Students for Change, a new program to empower our students to help keep our schools and community safe.


Pennsylvania schools have received more than $5 billion in federal relief funding through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund. ASD has earmarked roughly $1 million to improve culture, climate, and safety in our schools. We encourage our middle and high school students to speak up and make a difference!


How You Can Get Involved

We’re asking students to propose how some of our federal relief funds should be invested to reimagine our schools. Students can submit proposals to our 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 review each proposal to determine its eligibility and how funding will be awarded. 

Students will work on their proposals throughout March 2022. All documents are due 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.

Get Started Today

Students, please check out the links below to learn more about this project and how you can submit a proposal. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal for more information.
We encourage interested staff and students to take part in information sessions to get more information and to ask questions of the district staff. Live Zoom Q&A sessions for staff and students are: March 8, March 9 and March 15 at 3 PM. An overview of the presentation is below: