The St. Lucie Education Foundation has kicked off its “Get On the Bus” campaign to enhance community awareness of its variety of initiatives to benefit public education in St. Lucie County and encourage community involvement in those programs. The local initiative is part of the statewide foundation consortium drive to increase support of public education through local foundations. The local Education Foundation provides multiple vehicles for individuals and organizations to make a positive difference in education through volunteer efforts, contributions, and celebrations of teachers and students. The Foundation has earmarked funds for use by teachers to fund creative classroom projects that provide a unique and result-oriented learning experience for students, as well as provide scholarships for students. Pictured are Education Foundation members and school district administrators “getting on the bus.” For more information, contact Executive Director Jim McKenzie at 772.429.5507 or www.educationfoundationstlucie.org. Photo by Mitch Kloorfain.
Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently celebrated with its annual Volunteer Appreciation Event. Volunteers and Business Partners were treated to breakfast and Volunteers of the Year were recognized. Palm Pointe’s Senior Volunteer of the Year is Millie Morales, Adult Volunteer of the Year is Marie Simco, and two honorees were named for the Youth Volunteer of the Year, Kassandra Silva and Daniela Vargas. Palm Pointe would like to thank each and every one of its volunteers for donating their time and sharing our vision of success for all students. Pictured, from left, are volunteer Pam Molner, Adult Volunteer of the Year Marie Simco, her son Max Simco, and volunteer Jessica Dye.