Marion County- Kinder Tool Kits

Project Highlights Each year there are many Marion County kindergarten students who come to school lacking readiness skills and are starting school already behind their peers. For example, at seven our local elementary schools, the majority of the kindergarten students scored non- proficient on the statewide September AIMS Web Testing assessment. The goal of this […]

St. Johns County- Carlisle IT and St. Johns Technical High School Manufacturing Internship and Career/Tech Programs

Project Highlights   St. Johns Technical High School (SJTHS) continues to build business partnerships throughout the community to provide underserved and at risk high school students with industry relevant job skills for future employment.  The Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (IT) Manufacturing Internship Program as well as SJTHS’s Career and Technical Ed programs, such as the Academy […]

Brevard County – Supply Zone for Teachers

Project Highlights Learning from successful models by other CFEF members, Brevard Schools Foundation opened their free store for teachers to obtain supplies for their classrooms and needy students at no cost. Overwhelmingly, teachers report their access to needed supplies helps them and their students do a better job in the classroom. The Supply Zone for Teachers is a resource center […]

Okeechobee County — Implementing Common Core Through Uncommon Writing

Project Highlights The intent of this project was to increase awareness of teachers to the importance of writing in the implementation of Common Core State Standards. Students were expected to demonstrate competency in writing at all tested grade levels. Mini-grants were awarded to teachers who submitted plans for improving the writing skills of their students. […]

Lee County — Student Advocacy and Mentoring Program

Project Highlights Student Advocacy & Mentoring Program (STAMP) works with 22 at-risk, low income students in nine Lee County high schools. Many of these students face hard challenges in their lives. Many come from single parent families who are struggling to support themselves. Working with the Foundation’s resources and an assigned mentor are keys to […]

Miami — Dade- Plant A Thousand Gardens: Collaborative Nutrition Initiative (CNI)

Project Highlights This project used edible gardens as outdoor laboratories, integrated into all subject areas, in order to improve student achievement in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The program’s success has been well documented through the development and use of comprehensive evaluation protocols, including pre- and post-surveys of students, teachers and parents, food-recall instruments and focus […]