The Foundation for SCPS raises thousands of dollars for education


THE SWIFTIES AND STAY NUMBER ONE. WELL, MORE THAN 2600 STUDENTS IN SEMINOLE COUNTY IDENTIFY AS HOMELESS LAST YEAR. AND THAT IS THE MOST THAT THE COUNTY HAS SEEN IN SEVERAL YEARS. AND THAT IS WHERE THE FOUNDATION FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STEPS IN TO MAKE SURE ALL STUDENTS HAVE THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THE FOUNDATION HELD ITS NIGHT OF IMPACT THIS WEEKEND AT THE WESTIN LAKE MARY, WHERE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DONATED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO HELP PROVIDE HYGIENE ITEMS, BACKPACKS, GIFT CARDS FOR CLOTHES AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES, INSTRUMENTS. I MEAN, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. AND I GOT TO SAY, AS AN ALUM FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE, IT WAS SUCH AN HONOR TO SERVE AS THE EMCEE AGAIN THIS YEAR. THE FOUNDATION IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MENTORS AND DONATIONS TO HELP THESE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS. SO IF YOU WANT TO GIVE, YOU CAN GO RIGHT NOW TO WESH.COM. THEY’VE GIVEN MORE THAN 3000 BACKPACKS EVERY YEAR THROUGH TOOLS FOR SEMINOLE SCHOOLS. THE MONEY ALSO HELPS PROVIDE A CLOSET FOR TEACHERS TO GO IN, GET WHATEVER SUPPLIES THEY NEED FOR THEIR STUDENTS SO THEY CAN FOCUS SOLELY ON MAKING SURE THOSE KIDS ARE DOING WELL IN THE CLASSROOM. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU HERE AT WESH. AND WE KNOW THAT ALL OF YOUR OLD TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS FROM SEMINOLE COUNTY ARE PROUD OF YOU AS WELL. A TESTAMENT TO THE GREAT EDUCATION IN SEMINOLE COUNTY. IT’S AN HONOR, TRULY, TO POUR BACK INTO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT POURED INTO M

The Foundation for SCPS raises thousands of dollars for education

Since 1987, The Foundation has raised over $60 million to support students and teachers

More than 2,600 students in Seminole County identified as homeless last year, the highest in several years.Right now, there are 320 unaccompanied homeless high school students who live on their own. The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools partners with the school district to provide these students with hygiene items like toothbrushes and body wash, as well as clothing. In addition, each year the Foundation distributes 3,500 brand new backpacks filled with school supplies to students on the Free and Reduced meal program through Tools 4 Seminole Schools. They also operate a teacher resource store where teachers can receives free supplies year round for their classrooms; everything from pencils and paper to art suppliesThe Foundation held its annual gala Saturday night, A Night of Impact, to raise money for these programs.WESH 2’s Christina Watkins, an SCPS alum, emceed the event for the second year. She attended Senstrom Elementary, Indian Trails Middle and graduated from Oviedo High School.In total, the Foundation raised more than $240,000! Click here to get involved or donate.

More than 2,600 students in Seminole County identified as homeless last year, the highest in several years.

Right now, there are 320 unaccompanied homeless high school students who live on their own.

The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools partners with the school district to provide these students with hygiene items like toothbrushes and body wash, as well as clothing.

In addition, each year the Foundation distributes 3,500 brand new backpacks filled with school supplies to students on the Free and Reduced meal program through Tools 4 Seminole Schools. They also operate a teacher resource store where teachers can receives free supplies year round for their classrooms; everything from pencils and paper to art supplies

The Foundation held its annual gala Saturday night, A Night of Impact, to raise money for these programs.

WESH 2’s Christina Watkins, an SCPS alum, emceed the event for the second year. She attended Senstrom Elementary, Indian Trails Middle and graduated from Oviedo High School.

In total, the Foundation raised more than $240,000!

Click here to get involved or donate.

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