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Fueling a Culture of College, Career, and Life Readiness

Fueling a Culture of College, Career, and Life Readiness

On the first day of his senior year at Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), Nathan Varley walked past something new. The door to what had been the registrar’s office had a new sign announcing something called a Student Success Center, powered by the Education Foundation...
Scholarships Jump Start Futures

Scholarships Jump Start Futures

At its peak, the pandemic sapped the energy of countless students across the country and that certainly was the case for Dasha Pushkanova. The 2022 graduate of Riverview High School studied remotely her junior year, and, over Zoom, lessons lost their luster. She...
Planning for Success at Sarasota Military Academy

Planning for Success at Sarasota Military Academy

On August 10, the first day of the 2022 – 2023 school year, students at Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) will return to school to find a new addition: a Student Success Center on their campus. The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is excited to open and staff...
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...
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...

Uncovering Pathways amid the Pandemic

It’s safe to say that in 2018, when Rebecca Lewis opened the Student Success Center at Riverview High School, she could not have envisioned that within two years she would be helping students discover their pathways—amid an unprecedented pandemic. But the Education...