The education of a well-rounded child involves more than reading, writing and arithmetic. We believe that exposing students to cultural experiences enriches their education and them find their passion for learning. The programs we offer are varied and meaningful, from a trip to the ball game, to holiday concerts to tours of the Daytona International Speedway. Here are some past highlights:
Money Smart Banking program visited three schools in 2012-2013. Money Smart Banking is an interactive banking program offered by the United Way's Campaign for Working Families designed to teach students how to budget, the importance of saving, how to use bank services to protect money, and how to be a smart shopper.
Food Brings Hope hosted a "Sports & Nutrition Day" at Westside Elementary School. Community experts in various areas of fitness and nutrition led 200 students in exercises and nutritional instruction. A hot dinner was also provided.
FBHonors students from Westside Elementary and Campbell Middle School were recognized at a Honors banquet at Plantation Bay's Club De Bonmont. The celebration included awards, remarks from Food Brings Hope Founder and Chairwoman Forough B. Hosseini and principals Judi Winch and Craig Zablo, and a video and awards presentation commemorating the students' achievements. The students also received gift cards and a short presentation on dining etiquette.
Four hundred students celebrated the end of the school year at the Daytona International Speedway's Daytona 500 Club. Upon arriving at the track, students were taken on tram tours of the track. They enjoyed a lunch provided by Sodexo, music offered by a local DJ, played games and won prizes. The highlight was a keynote address by ISC CEO Lisa Kennedy who was joined by her son, Ben. Awards and gift cards were presented to two "citizens of the year" from each school.