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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.

Upcoming Events

March 1 - Superintendent's Outstanding Achievement Award Applications distributed

March 4 - Turn Around applications due to   FUTURES

March 6 - Educator Intern Program

  • 6th-Orientation
  • 7th-Full Day of Shadowing
  • 8th-Debriefing
March 20 - FUTURES Board meeting

March 21 - Tomorrow's Leaders Seminar - Government & Grad Workshop

March 22-29 - Spring Break

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FUTURES thanks our Chancellor Club Member


FUTURES thanks our Presidents Club Member

Hayworth Creative Public Relations

  H J HIgh Construction

FUTURES thanks our Deans Club Member


Spring Forward and
Turn  Around

In April, FUTURES has scheduled an application deadline and judging for Turn Around, a program that 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 then reviews the written recommendations and selects one student per grade for formal recognition.

All nominees will receive a certificate that will be mailed to his or her school next month, with a request that it be presented to the student during an appropriate school program.  All winners and their parents will be invited to an awards ceremony at Jackie Robinson Stadium, followed by a Daytona Cubs game.



Take Stock In Children Program

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

Take Stock in Children has a proven state-wide record for assisting ambitious, goal oriented students to graduate from high school, attend college, and become productive citizens in our community.

To make a donation or sign up as a mentor, please contact:

Sheila Rees, Mentor Coordinator

386-255-6475 ext. 50724

for more information


2012-2013 Payroll Deduction Campaign

This year, we have enjoyed unprecedented participation in the payroll deduction campaign to benefit FUTURES!  Thank you to all of the participants - present and new who have joined to show support.  Your participation will be directly reflected in classroom programs and staff recognition events.  The campaign ended on February 28th.  The winners of the drawing for the 22 prizes will be announced shortly!

                                                                              March, 2013

Welcome to Island Time on April 19th for FUTURES 10th Annual Caribbean Party


Dear FUTURES Supporter,

Please join us for FUTURES' tenth annual Caribbean Party on
April 19th.  Featuring Live Music from the Love Band, Gourmet Island Cuisine by Zest! and complimentary wine & beer.

The Caribbean Party also features a raffle consisting of many theme baskets, hotel stays, gift certificates, and other items too numerous to mention.  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.

Reservations are now available for this event, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19th at the MG on the Halifax, 241 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill, FL .

Make plans to attend this special event, the cost is $65 each, and all money raised will support FUTURES programs.  For tickets or Caribbean Party sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelly Ferguson, FUTURES director, at (386) 255-6475, ext. 50730.



Tomorrow's Leaders Program

FUTURES Tomorrow's Leaders enjoyed their experiences at the fourth seminar, "Leadership and Diversity."  This seminar was hosted at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Dr. Robin Roberts lectured on diversity.


Students train at the ROTC field obstacle course.



Mini-Grant Update


As the season changes, Mini-Grant achievements are sprouting at schools all over Volusia County.  These projects and programs are funded by FUTURES.

At Atlantic High School, media teacher, Cynthia McCallister states that the "Shark Book Swap" is a success! 


Ormond Beach Middle School, media specialist, Sharon Martin stated that her project "Take the Sunshine Challenge Continued" is a reading program which involves all students and teachers.  She added that the students are challenged to read all 15 titles on the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award list and are invited to attend a "Celebration Luncheon" in honor of their reading achievements. Pictured below are the "Breakfast of Champion" students.

At Silver Sands Middle School, non-core teacher, Michael Hackley informed that his project "Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!" has enhanced student comprehension with their participation in this technology project.  Each student will design, build and paint their project.


At Southwestern Middle School, core teacher Lorinda Smith informed that the students were so excited about their project "Hog Wild About Math-Knowing What Counts".  She stated that the hog had been purchased and that they were preparing for the first weigh in.  She also noted that the pig's name is, of course, Grant.


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