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Education is the surest path to individual mobility and community prosperity. A sustainable community is one that supports equitable attainment of quality education and credentials for individuals from cradle-to-career so that all students may realize their full potential. A more educated population improves the quality of life in a community through increased civic engagement, greater neighborhood safety and a healthy and vibrant democracy. In other words, education is a basic building block for a good life. A high quality, well-rounded education will lay the groundwork for students to understand that they can become a part of the change that they would like to see in the world, partially through the power of their talents, skills and choices.
Sugar Ray Robinson, considered by many the greatest boxing champion of all time, once said: “Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that’s......EducationFlorida WeeklyHealth & SafetyNo comment0 Likes
With all the pressing attention generated by the COVID-19 health crisis, a pre-existing and equally alarming challenge to Southwest Florida’s future is on the rise. While it may not strike with the lethal quickness of the pandemic, its threat as a global crisis has been gathering for years like......EducationFlorida WeeklyPhilanthopy & Community TrustNo comment0 Likes
No doubt, these are trying times. But for Southwest Florida children from Pre-K through fifth grade, who developmentally thrive and learn best in structured routines, the effects of COVID-shuttered schools requiring them to isolate at home has been especially difficult. The......EducationFlorida WeeklyPhilanthopy & Community TrustNo comment0 Likes
When the COVID-19 crisis closed schools throughout Southwest Florida, grade school students and their families were suddenly thrust into the unknown as they followed social-distancing guidelines and sheltered at home.......EducationFlorida WeeklyNo comment0 Likes
Water. From the grand rivers, coastal sounds and bays throughout the region, to the creeks and canals that meander through our neighborhoods, to the glistening Gulf of Mexico, water is......EducationFlorida WeeklyPhilanthopy & Community TrustNo comment0 Likes