Donations are tax deductible. Scholarship donations are matched dollar for dollar by the Florida Prepaid Foundation.
Congratulations to the 2014 Teacher of the Year and the 2013 Support Employee of the Year.
Kids Tag Art is a school fund raising project that inspires 5th grade art students to design their own specialty license plate. Everyone will have an opportunity to purchase "tag art" through schools and The Charlotte Tax Collectors website. To view the 2012-13 winners click here.
"A Star-Filled Celebration "
Charlotte Local Education Foundation is the lead agency for Take Stock in Children in Charlotte County. Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-profit organization with a solid history of breaking the cycle of poverty by providing scholarships through Florida Prepaid Foundation, mentors and hope, celebrated the graduation of eight low-income high school seniors from the local program in Charlotte County on May 1st at Charlotte Technical Center. Each of these students will receive full scholarships to attend any state college or university of their choice in Florida upon graduation. An additional 51 students were recognized as new and continuing students.
Our graduating seniors from Lemon Bay High School: Deleena Giannone, David Lenard and Victoria Nester; From Port Charlotte High School: Mariah Hryniewich; and from Edison Collegiate High: Gabrielle Austin, Peggy Ramos, and Mariah Williams.
and receiving an AA degree from Edison State College: Marissa Butcosk.
Marissa Butcosk, graduating senior from Edison Collegiate High and a graduate from Edison State College, shared words of wisdom, “I used the following quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson to push me through: ‘Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.’”
The Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation sponsored this special event, “A Star Filled Celebration” for the fourth year.
This graduation signifies that these students have met with their Take Stock in Children mentor, maintained a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and remained drug and crime free. This is the commitment that each Take Stock in Children scholar makes upon joining the program in order to receive a college scholarship.
“When the community comes together to support our young people, it is especially rewarding. Tonight - Parents, guardians, guidance counselors, principals, school support staff, sponsors, mentors and CLEF Board members, all proudly watched ‘student success’,” commented Mary Fred Clemmons, Executive Director of Charlotte Local Education Foundation. For more information.
Get your drive on for the 2013-14 school year. The Charlotte Local Education Foundation is planning once again to help Charlotte County families during these tough economic times by providing their children with much needed back to school supplies. Local businesses and individuals may actively invest in the well-being and education of children from local families. The supply drive will insure that every child in need will be provided with the tools to succeed from the first day of school to the last. This year the school supplies will be distributed to qualified students at their schools. For more information
"Tag, You're It! "
Support Education when renewing Florida License/Registration.
Now drivers can “play tag” and help send a deserving, low-income student to college. Take Stock in Children and Charlotte Local Education Foundation announced that when Florida drivers renew their license tags and registration, they have the option of making a voluntary contribution to Take Stock in Children, Florida’s flagship and most successful mentoring and scholarship program.
Take Stock in Children is one of twenty-four voluntary statewide contribution options and the only choice for educating low-income and deserving students in Charlotte County. Drivers can contribute as little or as much as they choose. Voluntary contributions remain in this community and will be used to purchase college scholarships for Take Stock in Children scholars.
The 36-Hour Giving Challenge is over for 2013. Thank you for Getting on the Bus with us.
You can still Get on the Bus with Charlotte Local Education Foundation by Clicking Here to Make a Donation for a Take Stock in Children Scholarship.
All donations to a Take Stock in Children Scholarship are 100% tax deductible and are matched by Florida PrePaid Foundation.
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.