Snow dragon hasn't told us what her classmate's proposal is. That would be fun to know.
Her proposal is a program for African- American Highschool Juniors and Seniors designed to keep them in school, promote daily living skills, personal hygiene, teaching people how to succeed in a college environment and (visit) successful African- American small businesses in two other cities as well as visiting "historically black colleges" The program will follow the kids until 25 but once out of HS there will no support for the participants but the idea is to follow their progress, grades, majors and careers until 25.
Thank you for all the suggestions, this is great!
Personal hygiene? Wow. That seems rather...insulting. And, just as a critique (feel free to steal it)...if part of the idea is to keep kids in school and promote college, wouldn't you want to do that BEFORE they hit 11th grade and it's nearly too late to fix your HS transcript enough to get into college? And, if she thinks they need personal hygiene lessons, she should definitely start before 16! And, finally, two years of "support" and 7 years of follow-up? Those better be some seriously good two years.
But, I digress...I find her inflamed passion over a HYPOTHETICAL grant proposal to be very odd. Just for kicks, maybe just ask her, "why is this SO important to you?" "What are you afraid is going to happen if some adults also get to use a museum?" I'm just curious about her answer.
As for dealing with her...can you explain if most of the attacks are via email or a listserve type thing or in person in a group setting? If by email...ignore her (but keep them all), if by listserve, perhaps address the group as a whole like someone else suggested (Crazy Girl continues to harp on making it all about the kids...does anyone else want to chime in or comment on that? ). If in person, I'd probably do the same and once I hear the responses flat out tell her you don't want to hear anything else about changing it to kids only. You aren't going to do it and you don't want to hear it. Then just ignore her as much as possible.
I have to admit, I also sort of like the "teacher, what do you do when ...." answer.