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Established in 1987, the Brevard Schools Foundation is the direct-support, non-profit organization which matches community resources with the needs of Brevard Public schools. Support may be in the form of financial contributions or in-kind gifts of goods or services. Brevard Schools Foundation solicits funds for Brevard Public Schools through grants and/or private resources. These supplement dollars, available through the school district, to provide the means for classroom teachers to undertake special projects not supported through existing budgets and programs. The Brevard Schools Foundation supports all 82 public schools in Brevard County encompassing over 72,000 students.
Since its establishment the Brevard Schools Foundation has provided more than $34 million in benefit to Brevard Public Schools and was recently ranked 5 th in the nation for supporting public education.
- Take Stock in Children -- A comprehensive drop-out prevention program that helps at-risk, low-income middle and high school students stay in school, earn a high school diploma, graduate from college and enter the workforce.
- Back to School Supply Drive - With the help of local businesses, in 2013 schoolsupplies were collected and then distributed to more than 1,500 children in need in our public schools.
- Space Week - Each year the Foundation introduces nearly 5,500 sixth grade students to science, space and space exploration through classroom learning designed around STEM education, and a full day study trip to Kennedy Space Center.
- Classroom Grants - Classroom grants enhance education by helping teachers undertake special projects not supported through existing budgets and programs. More than $390k has been awarded through over 500 grants that have improved student achievement, especially amongst hard to reach children.
- Scholarships - The Foundation manages a scholarship program that in 2013 offered 58 scholarships totaling in excess of $57,000 for graduating seniors.
- Recognition Events - Each year the Foundation applauds excellence in education by bringing attention to the special contributions made by educators, support staff, administrators, volunteers, business partners, and others who serve our 72,000 students.
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