Watch for the 24-Hour Giving Challenge

On May 6 at noon through May 7 at noon, everyone in our community can be a philanthropist.

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World Book Night Launch Reception

On Wednesday, April 16 at Copperfish Books, in Punta Gorda, a reception was held to deliver books to reading mentors. 120 books will be given to Intensive Reading students at Port Charlotte High School. World Book Night is a campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or non-readers. It will take place on Shakespeare's birthday - April 23. Pictured on the right was CLEF board member and organizer of the event, Kim Amontree.

Thank you Cooperfish Books and all attendees and reading mentors.

TagArt Winners 2014

CLEF Choice Award

Jenna Davids, Myakka River Elementary

Click Here for a list of this years winners.

The Arts Academy

The Arts Academy Foundation of Charlotte County and the Charlotte County Public Schools are collaborating to establish a magnet school, The Arts Academy at Charlotte High. A "friend raising" reception was held on March 27 to introduce the concept to the local area. The Academy will operate like a school within a school, similar to a department at a university, offering introductory, intermediate, and advanced level visual and performing arts instruction in addition to a rigorous core curriculum of science, math, literature, and the humanities. To Donate



Building Student Success

The Charlotte Local Education Foundation, Inc. is Connecting Children, Classrooms and Community to build “Student Success.” Please join us as we plan for the future!

Since 1989 we have provided support to Charlotte County Public Schools, through programs such as:

  • Take Stock in Children scholarship mentoring program
  • Teacher Supply Depot
  • Teacher and Support Employee of the Year event



Help Support your Charlotte County Schools...

The purpose of Charlotte Local Education Foundation (CLEF) is to raise financial support for Charlotte County Public Schools and mentoring programs through fundraising events.

Connecting Children, Classrooms, and Communities ...

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics provides an opportunity for local schools and non-profit organizations to pursue grant funding to work with local businesses to further workplace based experiences for students by increasing the student’s awareness and interest in STEM careers.

YOU can help your school system by...

Teacher and Support Employee of the Year: our annual, signature event honoring outstanding educators and support staff who make a difference for our students each day. MORE INFO

Payroll Deduction: Thank you to all the Charlotte County Public School Employees who donate to the Take Stock In Children and CLEF programs for students and teachers through the Payroll Deduction Program. You are making a difference in the lives of our students. MORE INFO

License Plates: show your support of the Charlotte County and Florida state school system by purchasing the "Support Education" license plate for your vehicles. Your support goes directly to public schools in your county, funding programs not supported by tax dollars, such as: Extra reading help for students in grades K-3, Mentoring for at-risk students, Classroom innovations for teachers and students, Enrichment in math and science, and Music programs for special needs children. MORE INFO

Take Stock in Children: by mentoring a student or providing a donation for a scholarship, you can be a part of a statewide program in our local community, by bettering Charlotte County - one student at a time! READ MORE

Teacher Supply Depot: a "store" where educators can get free stuff for their classrooms. Donations of new and gently-loved school and office supplies, as well as craft and recycled materials are always appreciated! MORE INFO

For more Charlotte County Schools information click here.