Student Success Centers put focus on post-secondary life

Posted OCT 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM The room is full of beanbag chairs and sofas. One wall is chartreuse, though all of them are covered in inspirational quotes, with one reading, “Whether you think ... continue reading

Gray: Sarasota County students can learn to overcome obstacles and succeed

Posted OCT 22, 2019 at 3:10 PM The Education Foundation of Sarasota County’s new mentoring program, now in its pilot year, carefully matches student mentees with volunteer mentors who are provided with training and support ... continue reading

Sarasota education foundation student board members sound off

Posted OCT 15, 2019 at 2:48 PM Keeping up with students’ viewpoints is a commitment of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, which reserves seats for two high school seniors to actively participate on the ... continue reading

Burke: ‘Screenagers’ film helps teens develop stress resilience

Posted OCT 8, 2019 at 6:00 AM Millions of young people nationwide experience high stress and depression. Since 2011, there has been a 59% increase in teens reporting depressive symptoms. In a 2017 survey conducted ... continue reading

Explorations bring education for Sarasota County students to life

Posted OCT 1, 2019 at 9:12 AM EdExploreSRQ was launched through a community partnership involving Sarasota County Schools, The Patterson Foundation, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, the Arts ... continue reading

Vigne: Applying for financial aid boosts student support and postsecondary success

Posted AUG 24, 2019 at 6:00 AM When cost is a top reason many students give for not pursuing or completing postsecondary education, it is astounding that in 2018 alone, 661,000 graduates who were eligible ... continue reading

TOSI: Making a plan to succeed after high school

Posted SEP 17, 2019 at 9:12 AM Few things in life are more satisfying than knowing my efforts have helped a student make a solid, achievable post-graduation plan. During 20-plus years of teaching and counseling, ... continue reading

Vigne: Cultivating character develops courageous leaders

Posted SEP 10, 2019 at 11:28 AM Education Foundation of Sarasota County president says parents, teachers and the community at large must to teach and model the character we want to see in students. “Intelligence ... continue reading

Fill Out FAFSA to Fund Higher Education

Posted SEP 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM Nationwide, 661,000 high school graduates in the Class of 2018 who were eligible– but didn’t complete an application– for federal financial aid lost out on their share of ... continue reading

Immersive scenarios spark curiosity for Sarasota County students

Posted Sep 3, 2019 at 8:32 AM The immersive scenario is a relatively recent addition to the Education Foundation of Sarasota County’s long-running EducateSRQ program. For immersive projects, the EFSC selects and partners with schools that have the capacity and ... continue reading


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