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The Foundation for SCPS would like to thank the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for their contributions to three Foundation supported programs. With a major focus on prevention, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office donated $50,000 to Take Stock in Children – Seminole, the Midway Safe Harbor Community Center and Safe and Drug Free School’s Red Ribbon Week.

Take Stock in Children is a program designed for students in lower socio-economic households. Throughout the four-year program, students are paired with a mentor, participate in workshops focusing on college readiness, life skills and career prep, and upon successful completion of the program, they are awarded a 2-year paid college scholarship.

Midway Safe Harbor Community Center is an after-school program in Sanford that concentrates on promoting youth development, academic advancement, improved social skills, citizenship, and more.

Safe and Drug Free School’s Red Ribbon Week Campaign is a unified effort among businesses, law enforcement, schools, public agencies, and families standing together to proclaim establishment of a community free of abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

All three programs focus on preparing at-risk students for a successful future. These programs will benefit greatly from this funding. Thank you to Sheriff Lemma and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for supporting the students of Seminole County Public Schools!

About The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools

As SCPS’s direct-support charity, The Foundation has raised a total of $40 million to help ensure that today’s students become tomorrow’s productive citizens. We fund priorities of the school district in the following areas: improving student achievement, investing in our educators, and removing barriers to student learning. By supporting The Foundation, you help build a brighter future for our students and for our community! For more information, call 407.320.0180 or visit www.foundationscps.org.