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An Unexpected Phone Call Expands Possibilities

An Unexpected Phone Call Expands Possibilities

This past summer, William Moragne missed an unknown phone call. The voicemail provided a clue: it was Cheryl Haller, an Education Foundation of Sarasota County College Career Advisor at the Student Success Center at Sarasota High School, where William attends. But it...
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...
The Power of Opening Doors

The Power of Opening Doors

As the executive director of Student Life at Youngstown State University, Jonelle Beatrice understood well the power of mentoring. At the beginning of each new school year, she paired all incoming freshmen, most of them first-generation students, with a mentor to...
Bank of America Supports PLANit Sarasota, Mentoring, and LaunchPad4U

Bank of America Supports PLANit Sarasota, Mentoring, and LaunchPad4U

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is grateful for the generosity of Bank of America for providing $15,000 to support PLANit Sarasota, mentoring, and LaunchPad4U. Awarded in May, this grant helps us continue to engage with our community partners to reach more...