Over the years, we have spent many hours with the students of Upper Arlington asking them what they are passionate about. One of the themes that has come up over and over with students is a passion to overcome a fear of people that are different from them. Most of these students feel they are incredibly lucky to live in Upper Arlington, but they want to know how to interact with other people from different walks of life as well. This is one of the discoveries that lead us to the Barrington and West Broad Street Elementary partnership.
This year has been another great year of community development, new projects, and partnerships created to serve our future. We are currently raising funds for new projects such as Petro Plaza, honoring outstanding athletic volunteers and Veterans Memorial Plaza, honoring the military service of our residents. Alongside these projects, we wanted to share about some of the grants we have awarded so far this year.