The Foundation has awarded 24 grants to schools that have made commitments to improve student health. Our school district has released new data illustrating that, consistent with the national average, at least 35% of our student population is considered overweight or obese and the Foundation wants to help! That’s the reason we allocated $40,000 to fund school wellness grants this year. We are focused on helping the school district find resources to help students, staff, and families create healthier habits and educate them about the health risks associated with obesity.
We know the importance of helping students make healthy choices. Choices that will help them improve their attendance, increase their performance, and inspire others to embrace healthier lifestyles. We're extremely proud of the schools receiving grant dollars because they are “walking the talk” to healthier school environments.
The Foundation funds these grants from dollars earned at our Annual Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes event. Thanks to our presenting partners, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare and the Tallahassee Museum, we will be holding our 7th STOMP on April 16, 2016. Be sure to save the date for a morning of family fun, fitness, and free resources.
Winners: Apalachee, Chaires, Deelake, DeSoto Trail, Everhart, Fairview, Gilchrist, Hartsfield, Hawks Rise, Moore, Pace Pineview (2), RAA, Riley, Roberts (2), SAIL, Sealey, Springwood, Success Academy & Sullivan.
Welcome to the Foundation for Leon County Public Schools
The Foundation for Leon County Schools garners private and public engagement to support Leon County Public Schools. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation provides our schools with programs and resources that are not supported by tax dollars, to ensure that Leon County remains one of the top performing districts in the state. Since its establishment in 1986, the Foundation has invested more than $1.7 million dollars for the enhancement of public education in Leon County.
Thank you CCB, our 2014 Valedictorian Soiree Sponsor!
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