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Charting a New Course to Prepare Students for Life

Charting a New Course to Prepare Students for Life

When students are inspired, when they find their purpose, school tends to make more sense. When students have personal agency and wellbeing, when they can access resources and relationships that make a difference, when they formulate a plan for life after graduation,...
Congratulations Jumpstart Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations Jumpstart Scholarship Recipients

The Education Foundation is proud to announce 32 recipients of its new Jumpstart Your Future! scholarships. These remarkable students will receive one-year Florida Prepaid College Foundation scholarships, valued at more than $110,000, which will cover 30 credit hours...
Lillee Izadi’s Improbable Journey

Lillee Izadi’s Improbable Journey

It is remarkable that in high school Lillee Izadi kept going. Her mother was absent and her father in jail. As well as attending her classes at Booker High School, she held down a job and tended to her three sisters until they moved to Ohio to live with a family...
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...
Meet Our Development Team

Meet Our Development Team

Carla Weiland is our director of development, donor relations. She has worked in fundraising for over 20 years, including at the State of New Jersey University system and the State of New York University system (SUNY). Carla moved to Port Charlotte from New Jersey...
Sun Chip Girl Meets Lady in Red

Sun Chip Girl Meets Lady in Red

At North Port High School, Jenna Thiel knows well the students who visit her Student Success Center. The Education Foundation of Sarasota County College Career Advisor is quick to engage her students and assess their level of readiness for life after high school. She...