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The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match

To say that Marsha Chappelow supports education and its power to transform the lives of young people would be an understatement. From her early days teaching English and journalism to serving as superintendent at Ladue Schools in St. Louis, Missouri, she has devoted...
Mentors Leave an Indelible Mark

Mentors Leave an Indelible Mark

Alyssia Lazin, a renowned photographer, artist, and designer, sees life divided into three parts: learning, earning, and serving. Two years ago, she felt ready to explore the last third. She had heard about mentoring through the Education Foundation of Sarasota...

Curious Connections Create Lasting Change

When he was six, Desmen Lee fell in love with basketball, and though he’s tried others, none have felt as natural as the sport that he first found at the Sarasota YMCA. A reserved young man, Desmen has always felt freer in a gym, alone knocking down free throws or...