Prepare Students for Back to School
2021 Backpack & School Supply Drive
When 179,000+ students return to ‘brick & mortar’ learning this fall, what tools and resources will they have to start the new school year off strong?
The planning starts now! By participating in the 2021 Backpack & School Supply Drive you will prepare thousands of students for the new year in your own community and throughout Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach County students and teachers need YOU... and here is why:
- 120,000+ students are living in poverty (based on qualification and participation
in the National School Lunch Program)
- 67% students rely on schools to provide free/reduced-priced meals
- $875 – The average amount teachers spend of their own pay to purchase supplies
for students that cannot afford them
Every dollar and pencil counts because every student counts! Here are simple ways to get involved:
- Build your fundraising team
- Host a School Supply Drive
- Sponsor a Palm Beach County Public School
- Schedule a Volunteer Day at Red Apple Supplies
By providing essential school supplies for teachers and students, you will create environments where teachers can focus on teaching and students focus on learning.
Will you help support 5,000 students by providing new backpacks filled with essential school supplies for the 2021-2022 school year?
Foundation Board Member Alan Baseman:
Perspective... and a Smile Can Make a
World of Difference
“The foundation of our country is built on free, compulsory education; and I believe that if we are going to make it compulsory, we had better make it great, too.”
The smile of a child when they learn something new is inspiring and contagious. When one makes a conscious choice to dedicate one’s time, talent, and treasure to a worthy cause, like public education, the impact effects thousands of children every day. This is Alan Baseman’s perspective. Partner, and 17-year professional at Comiter, Singer, Baseman and Braun, LLP, hear what makes him smile.
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County Receives AT&T Foundation Grant for Students to Experience ‘STEM@Work’
Students at Jupiter Middle School will benefit from a statewide investment by the AT&T Foundation this year, one that seeks to increase understanding of how classroom curriculum translates into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers.
For the 11th consecutive year, AT&T is working with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (Consortium) to provide experiential learning opportunities for students in school districts across Florida through “STEM@Work.” Real-world application of STEM education concepts, problem-solving and critical thinking skills will all be key elements of the 35 separate projects to be organized and funded through Consortium member local education foundations, including the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County.
Thousands of students in The School District of Palm Beach County saw their lives changed drastically as the pandemic became more prevalent. These students were abruptly shifted into distanced learning, removed from their social circles, and left to create an environment at home conducive to a school setting.
What was quickly realized was the lack of tools necessary to make their “school from home” experience run smoothly for a student to succeed.
Boca West Children’s Foundation was one of the first organizations to team up with the Education Foundation’s “Rise to the Challenge” campaign to provide support for digital devices as well as the foundation’s “Kits for Kids” initiative.
Sponsor Spotlight: Chiefs for Change
Mike Magee, CEO, of Chiefs for Change shares his gratitude on the collaborative efforts of the Digital Inclusion Initiative.
Our Contact Information
Education Foundation of PBC
5050 S Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33426