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News from FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Public Schools
Celebrating 28 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
Dec. 10 - TSIC Leadership Council AND Tomorrow's Leaders Seminar 2

Dec. 11 - Teacher of the Year Reception
For details, visit
FUTURES thanks our Club Members who contributed during the month of November, 2013:
Kiwanis Club of Daytona Beach
Self Storage Management Co., LLC
FUTURES thanks our Event Sponsors who contributed during the month of November, 2013:
Eric & Annie Albrecht
Bank of America
Bright House Networks, LLC
Fred Costello
Daytona Mitsubishi-Kia
Florida Health Care Plans
Martin & Associates
Raymond James

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FUTURES Foundation and Take Stock in Children were recipients of grant funding in the amount of $800.00 each from Stetson University "Greenfeather."
Stetson University established Greenfeather in 1952 as an autumn charity carnival held during the fall semester to encourage the Stetson Community to come together to raise funds for the local charities in the DeLand area.  Greenfeather has grown immensely since its debut, seeking to educate students, faculty, and staff on the needs of the community and encourages civic engagements and community service.
Thank You Stetson Greenfeather!

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Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!
December, 2013

Dear FUTURES Supporter,
FUTURES 2nd Annual 8K/5K Run/Walk on November 23rd was a great success! Many thanks to our 335 runners, sponsors, volunteers and those who donated items!  Hope to see you again next year!

Congratulations to our Team Prize Winners:

1st Place - Hinson Middle School
2nd Place - Daytona State College
3rd Place - Enterprise Elementary School

Sweetwater Elementary - there was great participation by the school, Dominica Stanger, a fifth grade teacher won the 8K 25-29 female race (after she ran an earlier race that morning) and Kristiana Cummins, a fifth grader, won the female 14 and under 5K race.  She has been training at Sweetwater through the Girls on the Run Program this fall.

Click Here for Run/Walk Photo Gallery

Mini-Grant News
At Deltona Middle School, teacher Jaclyn Myers invited FUTURES Director, Kelly Ferguson to visit and witness her mini-grant entitled "STEMing at Deltona Middle School."

Navy aviation helping 8th grade students

Working on physics with help from NASA

Tomorrow's Leaders

FUTURES Tomorrow's Leaders enjoyed their first seminar, "Health Care & Criminal Justice Part 1."  Pictured below are the students touring Halifax Hospital.  The students were then bused to visit the Justice Center.

Halifax Hospital Helicopter Pad


On December 3rd, State Senator Dorothy Hukill joined the Take Stock In Children organization in honoring a local high school student, Kevin Tierney.  Kevin is a senior in the AP Program at Spruce Creek High School and a member of the JROTC.  He is one of twelve nominated scholars statewide for the prestigious "Leaders 4 Life" Fellowship.

Kevin was surprised during his 2nd period English class by his grandparents, Ken and Dawn Bunzel; State Senator Dorothy Hukill; Principal Dr. Todd Sparger; Program Mentor Marsha Hudgins; JROTC instructor Major Mario D. Ochoa; English Teacher Todd Palmer; Guidance Director Doris Jowers; Videographer/Photographer Jans Spisar; Take Stock in Children, Sheila Rees and Jeanna Butler and FUTURES Foundation Director Kelly Ferguson.  He was presented with a lap top computer for his nomination and a congratulatory letter from Senator Hukill.  The final award recipients will be announced on January 15, 2014.

Congratulations Kevin!!!!!!  

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