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The Foundation For Lee County Public Schools, Inc.

County: Lee
Categories Marketing/PR/Event Planning
Youth
Education
Arts
Details: Since 1986 the mission of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. has been to enhance the quality of public education in Lee County by increasing community involvement in, and support for, Lee County public schools. The Foundation sponsors programs such as: Take Stock in Children: a mentoring, scholarship program for at-risk children; A-Team Challenge: a high school academic competition aired on NBC-2; Dancing Classrooms: building social awareness, confidence and self-esteem in 5th graders through the practice of social dance; ArtSpeak: an expressive enrichment program serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; The Academy of Teachers: a group of former Golden Apple recipients who meet regularly to share practices for excellence in teaching and to develop tools to support their peers; Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program: honoring excellence in teaching through votes from students, parents, teachers, administrators and the general public; Classroom Grants: a grant program that offers an opportunity for educators to purchase the tools necessary to create a unique learning experience for their classrooms; The Education Resource Center: a center that collects and stores new and reusable items donated by businesses and individuals to benefit our teachers, students and schools at no cost to them; Bucket Fillers: an educational program that educates children on the seriousness of bullying by striving to create happy, confident children who are able to express kindness, respect and appreciation toward others; and many more programs and initiatives.
Job Description: Volunteers are needed to manage and organize the Education Resource Center: Books and other donated items need to be sorted and placed in the proper areas on shelves, teachers need to be checked in and items taken need to be monitored and shelves are to be restocked from the supply closet. The Center is open two or more afternoons a week depending on availability of volunteers and the Foundation events calendar. *Please note that boxes of books can weigh up to 30 pounds. Additionally, volunteers are needed to call on local businesses and to request items such as fabric, paper, wallpaper books and other supplies that teachers could use. We can also use short-term volunteers for special projects throughout the year. Please contact Jan at The Foundation For Lee County Public Schools, Inc. 239-337-0433 or email jan@leeschoolfoundation.org
Times of Work: Weekdays daytime
Primary Contact: Ms. Jan Usas
2266 Second Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: (239) 337-0433
Email: JanU@LeeSchools.net
Website: http://www.leeschoolfoundation.org
Secondary Contact: Beverly Burke
Phone: (239) 337-0433
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered: None. Hours will be kept and a record can be given at the end of the day or volunteer period. Referral letters can also be issued, if needed.
Additional Information: Our address 2266 Second Street - The 2 story, red brick building on the corner of Second Street & Jackson (the old Gwynne Institute). Our parking lot is behind the building - access off of Jackson Street.

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