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Futures Foundation for Volusia County Schools
Established in 1985 to increase business and community involvement in public schools and to provide programs and activities beyond the financial capabilities of the school district, the nonprofit foundation is the only organization that provides assistance to all public schools in Volusia County.

Volusia County Schools

Upcoming Events
April 5 - Turn Around applications due back to FUTURES

April 11 - Tomorrow's Leaders Graduation Program

April 17 - Take Stock In Children Leadership Council meeting

April 18 - FUTURES Board Meeting

April 23-24 - Turn Around Judging

April 27 - Caribbean Party

May 23 - Turn Around Program
For details, visit

FUTURES thanks our President's Club Members

Lacey Charitable Foundation, Inc.

FUTURES thanks our Dean's Club Members

A.M. Weigel Construction, Inc.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Spring Forward and Turn Around
In April, FUTURES will select their Turn Around recipients.  Turn Around
recognizes students who have turned over a new leaf.
Part of Volusia County School's drop-out prevention program, Turn Around seeks middle and high school students who make marked improvements in school involvement and citizenship.
The principal of each school, with the input of guidance counselors and teachers, will recommend three students per grade level.  A FUTURES committee will then review the written recommendations and select per school one student per grade for recognition.
All winners and their parents will be invited to the Turn Around Awards ceremony at Jackie Robinson Stadium, followed by a Daytona Cubs game.

Sign up for License for Learning!  The money used to purchase or renew your tag ($20 of your purchase) comes directly back to FUTURES and enables us to provide funding directly to classrooms for mentoring and tutoring, classroom innovation, curriculum enrichment and student scholarships.  Visit for more information.

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FUTURES Membership Opportunities

Regents Level - $5,000
Chancellors Level - $2,500
Presidents Level - $1,000
Deans Level - $500

See detailed information for each opportunity level at

Tell us what you're working on!  We love feedback on your programs, mini-grant projects, suggestions, ideas and anything else you'd like to share.  Most importantly, you will receive information on dates, deadlines, and special events in which you can participate.

Congratulations to the Facebook "LIKE" Contest winners:

Brian Dawson
Sarah Hellyer
Nancy Holman

Each winner received a $10 gift certificate compliments of

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                                                                          April, 2012

"FUTURES To Host 9th Annual
Caribbean Party"

Dear FUTURES Supporter,

If you haven't made your reservation for FUTURES ninth annual Caribbean Party, there is still time.  You won't want to miss the island cuisine by Zest! Catering and Events by Fay, with complimentary beer, wine and beverages plus music entertainment featuring an ensemble of local musicians: Kelly Parsons-Kwiatek, John Guthrie, Tad Durrance, Robbie Carelli and more!

Kelly Parsons-Kwiatek & John Guthrie

         Tad Durrance                                 Robbie  Carelli

Reservations are $65 each and are still available for the party, which begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27th, in the Riverfront Center at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 134 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach.

The Caribbean Party is always a fun, casual evening for supporters of Volusia County Public Schools to gather, celebrate and enjoy fine food and drink!  All money raised will support FUTURES programs.

Join us at the Riverfront Center at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Daytona Beach on the beautiful Halifax. Contact Kelly Ferguson at (386) 255-6475 ext. 50730 for additional information.

Tomorrow's Leaders Program

Outstanding juniors representing Volusia County public schools will be honored at a graduation reception and recognition event on
April 11th at the Daytona 500 Club.  The 39 students are participants in the Tomorrow's Leaders program, a leadership development program sponsored by FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools.

Mini-Grant Update

As the school year winds down, Mini-Grant activities are still occurring at schools all over Volusia County.  These projects and programs are funded by FUTURES.

At Campbell Middle School, Maria O'Brien media teacher informed that "The 21st Century Reader - Spartans Read MP3s" audio book club sessions have increased participation in reading.

At Freedom Elementary School, Tiffany Blushiy, art teacher informed that K-5th grade students had learned much about Florida's native plants and animals through the integration of math, science, and technology.  This is evidenced by the creations below which were exhibited at the school.  The project was entitled "Native Florida" A Wildlife Festival and Butterfly Adventure in the Dark."       


FUTURES/Take Stock In Children has been working diligently with its 66 high school students and maintaining contact with those in college.

TSIC in Volusia will be graduating 21 senior students this year. These students have been working on their academics and meeting with a mentor the past four years in hopes to receive a 2+2 Florida Prepaid scholarship.  This pays for 2 years of community college tuition at a Florida college and 2 years of tuition at a Florida college/university. The Volusia County senior students are:

Atlantic High School - Sha'Monique Burns, Sara Gaver, Arianna Clark, Diamond Sampson and Alexis Williams
DeLand High School - Erika Reddick
Deltona High School - Reggie Sharma
Mainland High School - Piper Durias, Monica Reece, Jalisa Spencer and Dametria Stephens
New Smyrna Beach High School- Emilee Cope
Richard Milburn Academy
- Cherise Gordon
Seabreeze High School - Derek Bennet
Spruce Creek High School - Christopher Evans, Shayna Foster, Cierra Wallace and Phillip Lane
Taylor Middle-High School - Gabby Warensford and Jackie Caro
University High School - Anesha Gordon

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