We support AVID program through our partnership with Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. AVID is an in-school academic support program for students in 9th & 10th grade. This program aims to prepare students for four year university admission and success. Students in the AVID program challenge themselves by taking rigorous and advanced classes, such as honors or advanced placement. AVID is for ALL students but targets those in the academic “middle.” AVID also provides a great opportunity for students who may not have a college going tradition in their family.
Classroom Mini Grants
Each year CCEF and community partners award mini-grants up to $500 per individual teacher or $1000 per team of teachers to focus on literacy projects that enhance curriculum and classroom instructional activities. CCEF was able to give over $62,000 for the 2013-14 school year, the most awarded to date. See more at http://minigrants.wikispaces.com
Career Pathways to Success
Through our partnership with Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, CCEF has supported Withlacoochee Technical Institute’s Career Pathways to Success program, assisting students with educational and career goals.
Duke Energy Partner Program
Through our partnership with Duke Energy, the Enhancing Resources for Student Achievement & Entry to the Workforce program is available to WTI students entering the workforce or attending post-secondary programs with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses. It will also provide resources for students to meet the workforce requirements of their coursework/certifications to facilitate entry into the workforce. New this year, Duke provided an additional $75,000 grant to develop a STEM program supporting K-12 grades, environmental education, and at-risk kids.
First Library: Building Pathways to Literacy
This new literacy initiative by CCEF is focused on the early introduction to books for young children. Early childhood literacy is a key in ensuring the development of a love of reading and literacy skills that will enhance a student’s chances for academic success. Beginning in October 2013, CCEF will be working with each of the 22 Pre-Kindergarten classes in the county to help create each students “first library.”
CCEF is a supporter of The RIVER (Reaching Intentional Victory, Expecting Reality) Project, currently the only program that addresses sexual health issues to students of Citrus County. The RIVER Project is a risk-avoidance program that encourages teens to be intentional about choosing health and success in the face of the reality of what it means to be a teenager today. The RIVER Project is an interactive program that equips youth to make healthy decisions in regard to their goals, future, media literacy, sexual health and relationships.
Playground @ CREST
CCEF is a supporter of the CREST School’s Playground Project.
CCEF supports scholarships for high school seniors, including Bright House and Peter Cordella scholarships and for WTI students and Aspiring Teachers through our partnership with Suncoast Credit Union Foundation.
Science Fair & Math Field Day
Through our partnership with the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, CCEF supports the Citrus Regional Science Fair and Math Field Day with funding and volunteers.
Web Based Curriculum Programs
The foundation has supported BrainPOP and Gizmos for Citrus County schools. BrainPOP is a curriculum program for all core content areas; serves students and teachers for 11 elementary schools and 4 middle schools. Gizmos is a math and science interactive program that provides for 16 teacher and student accounts in grades 6-12 at all middle and high schools.
Youth Leadership Citrus
Citrus CCEF is a supporter of the Youth Leadership Citrus program, the youth version of the esteemed Leadership Citrus Program and is designed for students entering their junior year of high school.
Golden Citrus Scholars