Because of the creative and adaptive format of the Pure Game program we can qualify for several funding sources. Our school partner Principals fund Pure Game programs with general funds because our character education and leadership programs help create a stronger school climate, reduces bullying, and teaches children how to resolve conflicts peacefully.
As we grow, we remain dedicated to identifying additional funding sources and to working with our partners in securing them. Because Pure Game is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, we can subsidize school funding with grants, corporate contributions and individual donations.
General Funds – Linked to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
When considering funding the Pure Game program, we suggest you think of using one or more of these focus areas:
Priority #4: Student Achievement
The Pure Game curriculum is designed to assist children in replicating lessons learned on the Pure Game field in the classroom. CDC put it like this, “The academic success of America’s youth is strongly linked with their health and is one way to predict adult health outcomes.”
Our goal of improving overall academic success is rooted in working with the whole child and creating self-believing, confident, self-aware children. When children feel confident and comfortable with who they are, they are more likely to engage in the classroom positively.
Priority #5: Student Engagement
Pure Game has a proven track record of decreasing behaviors that lead to disciplinary issues. On the days Pure Game is on campus, we increase attendance rates at schools. Our Field Champions are committed to establishing spaces where children feel safe and that they belong. The introduction to our Field Champion as positive role models for your students is a sure way to attract students to school each day.
Priority #6: School Climate
The addition of the Pure Game program will provide a fresh and creative way to engage your students. Our program creates a safe space where students have a sense of belonging. Our Field Champions create a positive environment where students can develop relationships and practice social-emotional skills such as self-control, self-awareness, and self-belief.
The Pure Game program is committed to bridging the learning gap between the playground and the classroom. Our curriculum challenges children to transfer skills from the field of play into all aspects of their lives. This focus on knowledge transfer aids children in understanding the why behind the importance of academic achievement.
Pure Game can utilize Title 1 Federal Funds because of the following focus areas of the funding source:
- Career and technical education programs to prepare students for postsecondary education and the workforce.
- Counseling, school-based mental health programs, mentoring services, and other strategies to improve students’ nonacademic skills.
- School climate interventions (e.g., anti-bullying strategies, positive behavior interventions and supports).
- Activities that are effective at increasing family and community engagement in the school, including family literacy programs.
- Two-generation approaches that consider the needs of both vulnerable children and parents, together, in the design and delivery of services and programs to support improved economic, educational, health, safety, and other outcomes that address the issues of intergenerational poverty.
Funding is made available to eligible districts to provide supplementary programs and services to English Learner (EL) students. Due to the use of our bi-lingual instructors and the Jamie Johnson literacy program, many schools will adopt Pure Game as a targeted intervention for their EL students. The Jamie Johnson series is available in English and Spanish and contains critical vocabulary and concepts that are specific to curricular requirements for all students. The key behind the learning within this program is the combination of physical activity, reading, and then an application of the lessons learned on the field of play.
Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of school districts to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning. The Pure Game program is the perfect fit for this funding source. Our focus on character education, social & emotional knowledge, leadership skills, and physical activity aligns seamlessly with districts’ goals to improve school culture, increase attendance, and provide an education for the whole child.