Cape Elizabeth High School teacher Courtney Ferrell and student Saga Hart (Class of 2024) applied for and were awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Iola Foundation's It Gets Better Project. Ferrell, serving as the advisor to the school's GSA Club worked with Hart to apply for the Foundation's grant program where the mission is to "Uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe." Through a student-driven curriculum, Hart will be creating a film that will educate teachers and students how to be more inclusive and use proper pronouns.
The School Board unanimously approved the award during the June 14, 2022 meeting. Per Policy KCD: Public Gifts/Donations to the School, gifts and awards that are $10,000 or more must receive board approval.