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                                  News from FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Public Schools

                                            Celebrating 27 Years of Support for Volusia County Public 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.

Upcoming Events

April 10 - Tomorrow's Leaders Graduation Program

April 17 - FUTURES Board Meeting

April 19 - Caribbean Party

May 23 - Turn Around Program

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FUTURES thanks our Caribbean Party Sponsors

Superintendents Level



Principals Level






John and Kelly Ferguson








Teachers Level




   Kiwanis Club of Ormond Beach




 Bobby and Lee Thigpen


Payroll Deduction Participant Drawing Winners!

The Payroll Deduction Campaign was a great success.  Many thanks to all of you for your foresight and wisdom in recognizing the importance of public education and being a FUTURES supporter.

The winners of the drawing for the $10 gift card were as follows:

Robin Alday
Katie Amaral
John Ariani
Christina Bise
Adam Blair
D;Lorah Butts-Lucas
Ligia Cabrera
John Clark
Jacquelynn Collins
Corine DeArakal
Mary Dykes
Amanda Ellzey
Barbara Head
Tracy Hines
Dorothy Kinkopf
Frances Martello
Jaynce Morgan
Paul Nehrig
Alisaon Pahel
Sondra Shelton
Jennifer Stewart
Wilie Williams

Suzanne Boss was the winner of two (2) tickets to FUTURES Caribbean Party on April 19th.


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Working together for the students in
Volusia County Schools!


Bill Walter Melanoma/RayZ Awareness Race
April 20th, 2013

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Online Registration

                                                                        April, 2013


10th Annual Caribbean Party


Dear FUTURES Supporter,

If you haven't yet made your reservation for FUTURES tenth annual Caribbean Party, there is still time.  You won't want to miss the island cuisine by Zest! Catering & Events by Fay, plus live music from The Love Band, complimentary wine & beer, dancing, raffle prizes and more!.

The evening's caterer plans the following island-inspired fare:

Reservations of $65 each, continue to be available for the party, which begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19th, at the MG on the Halifax, 241 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill.

All money raised will support FUTURES programs. 

Major sponsors of the Caribbean Party include: 

Superintendent Sponsor:  Bright House Networks and Reames Employee Benefit Solutions, Inc.

Principal Sponsors: Bank of America, Brown & Brown Insurance, Cobb Cole, Daytona Beach Women's Center, Doran, Sims, Wolfe & Kundid, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, John & Kelly Ferguson, Florida Health Care Plans, Florida Power & Light, Hayworth Creative Public Relations, LPGA, Rice & Rose Law Firm, USTA Florida, Wells Fargo Foundation and Weston & Gregory, PA

Teacher Sponsors: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona State College Foundation, Florida Capital Bank, Giles Electric Company, Inc., Jon Hall Chevrolet, Kiwanis Club of Ormond Beach, Root Company, State Farm Insurance, The Daytona Beach News Journal, Bobby & Lee Thigpen, and University of Central Florida.

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!

Please join us at the Marina Grande on the beautiful Halifax. Contact Kelly Ferguson at (386) 255-6475 ext. 50730 for additional information.

Tomorrow's Leaders Program

FUTURES provides leadership training for high school juniors while providing them with exposure to the issues, resources, and programs directing Volusia County's future.  Our thirty-eight students from all 10 high schools, will be presenting at their Graduation Reception on April 10th at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.  Students will discuss the overriding issues that emerged in each of the 5 seminars, the impact this has had on the group, and the impact this has had on the initiatives they have created in response.

Tomorrow's Leaders News

Barbara Sanchez, a Deltona High School junior and a present Tomorrow's Leaders student, was recently named Volusia's 2012-2013 Sunshine State Scholar.  The Sunshine State Scholar's program recognizes Florida's top STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematcis) students and introduces them to the vast post-secondary and career opportunities available in Florida.  Ms. Sanchez, along with her parents and teachers, Alisha Kellett and Teresa Snyder attended a 2-day program in February in Orlando, where she and other scholars from across the state received recognition for their achievements. Congratulations Barbara!

Mini-Grant Update

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

At DeLand Middle School, Timothy Evans, core teacher informed that his students were constructing catapults as they learned about forces with his grant "May the Force be with you".



At Campbell Middle School, Maria O'Brien, media teacher stated that her grant "The 21st Century Reader Book Club - Part II: Common Core and More" was a huge success this year!

Students engage in the Literature Circle activity.

Students engage in the first EDMODO Book Club Exchange
with Silver Sand Middle School.

Take Stock In Children

Take Stock in Children is a comprehensive program that helps Volusia County Public School students who meet certain economic criteria by providing college tuition scholarship, volunteer mentors and student support, while encouraging parental and community involvement.

To make a donation or sign up as a mentor, please contact Sheila Rees, Mentor Coordinator at 386.255.6475 extension 50724.

NEWS RELEASE:  FUTURES Take Stock in Children Program receives donation of $1,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Ormond Beach.

Pictured left to right:  Kiwanis Club President Shirley Hinkle, Kiwanis Board Member Cynthia Ramirez, FUTURES Director Kelly Ferguson and TSIC Student Advocate Jeanna Butler.

Take Stock in Children student Jonathan Montes de Oca was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, which makes him the highest-ranking Police Explorer out of approximately 20 total.  He was also issued seven Law Enforcement Exploring Proficiency Awards that were granted through the National Association of Law Enforcement Exploring.

University of Central Florida Daytona Beach

UCF Daytona Beach would like to extend an invitation to your business or organization to join their Annual Career Fair.  This will be a great opportunity for their talented students to showcase their skills to top notch organizations.  Open the link below for more details.


ucf-career fair information.pdf


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