Hurricane Relief Opportunities for Florida Students and Schools

Amid the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, there are unmet needs when it comes to our students, teachers and public schools. Many of Florida’s local education foundations are stepping in to do what they can to fill the gap.  Some have already established funds including the ones listed below. Others are still determining where […]

Columbia – Summers Strong Supporting Strong Teachers

Columbia Public Schools Foundation “Summers Strong Supporting Strong Teachers”   Summers Strong Supporting Strong Teachers was a mentoring program tailored to the needs of beginning teachers at Summers Elementary, a school with approximately 600 students from various backgrounds. Because of the diversity, Summers can be a challenging school to start a career in teaching. Teachers […]

Hamilton – Robotics, Energy and Electricity

Hamilton County Public Schools Foundation “Robotics, Energy and Electricity”   The Hamilton County Public Schools Foundation in partnership with Hamilton County Elementary Schools, the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee and LEGO provided supplemental funding toward a 60-hour Robotics, Energy and Electricity enrichment STEM initiative (extension of 2016 summer robotics camp) for fifth grade students. The […]

Charlotte – Literacy at PRE

Charlotte Local Education Foundation “Literacy at PRE” This project targeted low-performing second graders with deficiencies in learning and literacy at Peace River Elementary School (PRE). Using specific Florida Standards curriculum and strategies, the goal was to move proficiency levels of second graders with intensive study. Low-performing second graders were selected based on free and reduced […]

Investing in Kids – FLY-Five Learning Years

Investing In Kids (St. Johns County) “FLY—Five Learning Years”   Investing in Kids along with the School District of St. Johns County assessed a need within the county for early literacy intervention. Pre-K and Kindergarten students are routinely assessed for literacy skills and students who require intervention through these assessments are referred to this program.  […]

Champions for Learning – Real World Learning Model

Champions for Learning, Collier County “Real World Learning Model: College & Career Prep Program” The Real World Learning Model (RWLM) is a collaboration between Champions For Learning, Collier County Public Schools, and community partners/volunteers. This program provides students in this economically-needy district with tools to graduate high school, earn a post-secondary education, and transition into […]

Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation – We Grow

Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation “WE GROW”   WE GROW (Growing Reliable Organic Wisdom) is a program located at the Okaloosa Technical College and CHOICE High School, established to serve the Career and Technical Education (CTE) needs for high school students with disabilities. The program is a school-based enterprise that provides a learning environment which links […]