Education: The spirit of giving in disruptive times

Cheryl Haller, College Career Advisor At the Education Foundation of Sarasota County’s LaunchPad4U, a safe and inviting community space for our students and their families, the spirit of giving thrives as the pandemic disrupts our normal lives.   In fact, the isolation and complications wrought ... continue reading

Gulf Coast Community Foundation awards $50,000 to Education Foundation of Sarasota County

SARASOTA, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2020) – A $50,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation has helped the Education Foundation of Sarasota County open LaunchPad4U, an innovative education center in downtown Sarasota’s Rosemary District, and broaden ... continue reading

Grateful student gives thanks for opportunity

Samantha Haley, 18, North Port High School Class of 2020 Posted: November 24, 2020 | Meet Samantha Haley, 18, North Port High School Class of 2020, and Florida Gulf Coast University freshman. “Can I just say ... continue reading

Character Matters

Posted: November 21, 2020 | From a philosophical viewpoint, a win is a win, no matter how you played? At what point, if any, are you justified to bend the rules or even break them ... continue reading

Future firefighter in Sarasota kept focused on priorities

Jose Bravo Nov. 18, 2020 | Jose Bravo, 18, was all set to start a program this fall that would move him closer to realizing his dream of becoming a firefighter/emergency medical technician until life intervened, and he abruptly ... continue reading

Grateful Pine View student scholar gives thanks

Raeanna Michael, 18, Pine View High School Class of 2020 Posted: November 11, 2020 | Meet Raeanna Michael, 18, Pine View High School Class of 2020 and currently a freshman at Florida State University.  Rae ... continue reading

Entry-level job plus education leads to fulfilling career

Jenna Thiel | College Career Advisor – North Port High School November 4, 2020 | There is nothing more eye-opening for a young adult than taking an entry-level job and realizing that your high school diploma isn’t ... continue reading

A basic checklist helps to get ready for college

Cheryl Haller | College Career Advisor Published: Oct. 28, 2020 “What do I need to do to get ready for college?   “What can I do to help my child go to college?”   These questions are music to my ... continue reading

Increasing college knowledge with focus on scholarships

Earl Young | Director of Operations & System Improvements October, known as “College Knowledge Month” by those of us who help students plan for the education they need after high school, offers an opportunity to spread the good news about ample funding ... continue reading

Engaging Students and Families to Improve Hog Creek in Pioneer Park

Fifth grade teacher Lorienne Nickelson wanted her Bay Haven students and their families to build a sense of community by participating in a “hands on” environmental education program in collaboration with the Central Cocoanut Neighborhood ... continue reading


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