Purchase your raffle tickets here to win a $10,000 grand prize! Second place prize is an iPad. Third place is an Apple Watch. Tickets are $10 each and all proceeds support Whitney Young student programming.
Drawing takes place at Spring Bash on April 2, 2022. Winner need not be present. Must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket.
Support the diversity, the kindness and the passion of Whitney Young students and teachers with your generous Giving Tuesday donation. Providing this top-notch educational experience requires resources to fill in what CPS doesn't provide. This Giving Tuesday you can help students, support teachers and create a place where your child can become who they dream of being.
Please make your tax-deductible donation today!
Your name will appear on our new donor wall with any donation of $500 or more.
Friends of Whitney Young and Dr. Kenner invite you to our fun, free Fall Gathering. Park at Whitney Young and walk over to the beautiful Epiphany Center for the Arts. Enjoy some apple cider or a drink from the cash bar, some delicious light snacks and lots of socializing.
Behind every amazing Whitney Young student you’ll find interesting and engaging parents and guardians who want to meet you! Bring another parent, reconnect with friends and meet some new ones! We look forward to seeing you at Fall Gathering!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland Ave,
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Welcome to the Friends of Whitney Young (FoWY) community - a wonderful group of dedicated parents, students, alumni, faculty and staff. Back to School usually means monthly social events and we’re thrilled to be bringing some of these events back to our community this school year.
We’re asking the Dolphin Community to support our school through various events and campaigns that FoWY will host throughout the year.
“Giving back. Paying forward!” is our slogan and we hope you will join us as we work together for the benefit of all of our children.
Look for information from FoWY in the Whitney Young Weekly sent each Sunday night to your email. If you are not receiving the Weekly, please contact sign up here.
Monthly FoWY Meetings
Second Wednesday of the month
Alternating between the Whitney Young Library and Online
Want to get involved or learn more about FoWY? Join us at our monthly meetings and learn about our events and campaigns. Membership is not required because everyone is a friend of Whitney Young! Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 8th at 6:30 PM in the Whitney Young Library. For future meetings, visit our website at friendsofwhitneyyoung.org to obtain meeting location and/or login information.
The Annual Fund
Our school's namesake Whitney M. Young Jr. said, "Stretch your mind and fly." That's what being a student here is all about and it's exactly what the Annual Fund supports - whether it's giving students a place to express themselves through art, being resilient as an athlete, finding a place to belong through clubs or challenging students' minds through academics. Learn more, see your name on our new donor wall and make your donation here.
Gatherings have looked different the past year but FoWY is still committed to building a Purposeful Community among its families, one that continues to celebrate and respect the diversity among us. We want the opportunities in which we interact to be ones where everyone feels welcome and valuable to our school's future. If you have ideas to share or time to give as we launch communication efforts with our Community, we would love to hear from you! Please reach out to Lynne Radomski if you are interested in being part of our Volunteer Team throughout the year.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Always a well-attended event where record numbers of prospective students and parents come to visit Whitney Young High School. This year may be a little different and we could use your help as we showcase our outstanding school! Look for more information in the Weekly in the upcoming month
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Our biggest social event and fundraiser of the year takes place at beautiful Venue West and we look forward to spending the evening together this year after two years of being virtual. Help us plan a wonderful get-together by joining the Spring Bash committee. Look for more information in the Weekly or contact Development Director Deb Keegan.
Hosted by various members of our community, FoWY will be hosting informal, casual, smaller, social gatherings at establishments throughout the city. These events are meant to extend our outreach to different corners of the city where our Dolphin parents reside. Stay tuned for more information about these events.
Wear It Proudly Dolphins!
Pick up your Dolphin t-shirt, hoodie, hat and other Whitney Young swag in our online school store! We can ship it to you or you can pick it up in the Main Office. Just click here and start shopping!
Shop on Amazon?
Shop for Whitney Young!
Amazon will make a donation to us each time you shop. Just register on smile.amazon.com and designate "Friends of Whitney Young". You do the shopping and they make the donation!
New this year is designation on the Amazon app for iOS and Android phones!
To enable Amazon Smile on your phone:
Now, shopping on Amazon is easier than ever!
Note: AmazonSmile in the app is not yet available for iPads and other tablet devices. To utilize AmazonSmile on your tablet, visit smile.amazon.com on a browser on your tablet.