Educational Institutions

Wakulla County Academic Boosters Association, Inc.

  • Crawfordville, FL
  • http://wakullaacademicboosters.org

Mission Statement

To promote academic excellence, recognize good scholarship, and reward deserving Wakulla students with scholarship assistance for college.

Main Programs

  1. HeadStart Scholarship Program
  2. Teacher Recognition
  3. Honor Court Banquet
  4. College Scholarship Programs

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Service Areas

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Florida

Wakulla Academic Boosters provides scholarships to graduates of Wakulla High School only.

ruling year

1984

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

No paid staff

Keywords

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education, scholarships, college, financial aid, Wakulla County, boosters, Wakulla high school, wakulla academic boosters

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Also Known As

Wakulla Academic Boosters

EIN

59-2355382

 Number

5794201089

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Raising & Fund Distribution (Sun)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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2012 Accomplishments:Managed a $1,000,000 endowment at Tallahassee Community College Foundation.Awarded 31 college scholarships annually.Awarded 10 "HeadStart" scholarships to middle school students at the end of their eighth grade year. Hosted annual Honor Court Banquet recognizing the top 12 students in the Wakulla High School graduating class at Wakulla Springs with a filet mignon dinner and plaques, while the guests were offered chicken. 2013 Goals:Promote estate arrangements for wills and trust amendments to provide 3% of net worth of the estate to enhance our scholarship fund.Enhance current endowment so that it offsets the economic downfall.Enhance recognition of outstanding teachers.Make presentations to all civic organizations in Wakulla County for their underwriting academic recognition and scholarships.Add to endowment fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida.2014 Continuing to enhance our endowment fund with Tallahasse Community College. Also we have created a new fund with Community Foundation of North Florida. These endowed funds are for scholarship that are directed to Wakulla County students with need and ability to enter college. Expanding the Honor Court to top 20 students with the partnership of the Wakulla County School Board.

Programs

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Program 1

HeadStart Scholarship Program

The Head Start scholarship program was begun in 1985 and continuously operated so that 270 scholarships have been awarded. In the spring of each year, Wakulla Middle School and Riversprings Middle School each select five eighth graders to be awarded a HeadStart scholarship by the Wakulla Academic Boosters. These students are selected based on the student's academic standing, character/civic involvement, and financial need. The student must maintain these qualites during high school. Upon graduation, the students are awarded credit hours at Tallahassee Community College valued at $1,000. The imprimatur of a scholarship goes beyond monetary award, and says the public believes in you, the recipient, and you are capable of higher education endeavors, so hold onto your dream. Presented at the middle school awards day assembly, the Head Start scholarship program promotes the admiration, in general, toward academics. This program is monitored by students still in program at graduation.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$5,000/year

Program 2

Teacher Recognition

The 10 outstanding teachers selected each year by Wakulla District Schools are given $100 by the Wakulla Academic Boosters to enhance their recognition. This is presented as budget allows. This is an award selected by the school administration. Wakulla County Schools have maintained excellent rating over the years.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Other Named Groups

Adults

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 3

Honor Court Banquet

In 2014 WAB expanded the Honor Court from 12 to 20 of the top academic students. The Honor Court Banquet is supported WAB, Wakulla School system, Rotary, Lions, and Iris Garden Club. . Parents, faculty members, elected officials and community leaders are invited to attend. WAB attempts to track these students through college graduation.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$2,000.00

Program 4

College Scholarship Programs

The Wakulla Academic Boosters coordinate 31 community and memorial scholarships. Each year the president of the WAB or designee meets with the principal or designee and counseling staff to select scholarship recipients based on academic performance, character, and financial need. The selection committee attempts to spread the scholarships among the senior class so the greatest number of students receive assistance. The scholarships are awarded annually at Wakulla High School's awards day ceremony assembly. Funds for the scholarships are invested at the Tallahassee Community College Foundation. The vast majority of graduating students who enroll in higher education begin their college careers at TCC. The endowed funds have been derived from individual donors, businesses and community service clubs in Wakulla County and total over $1,000,000. We review and monitor our fund annually. We give all funds direct to college after proof of registration.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$1,000,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Wakulla Academic Boosters provides scholarships to graduates of Wakulla High School only.

Funding Needs

Foremost need is expanding our endowment to meet the rising cost of higher education, and enhancing the value of our existing scholarships.Secondly, encouraging new scholarships. Thirdly, new programs directed toward recognition of academic excellence. In the long run, encouraging estate arrangements to contribute toward scholarships, eventually doubling our endowment. We continue and reaffirm the need to increase our endowed funds, facilitate creation of new scholarship and support programs which promote academic excellance.

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Wakulla County Academic Boosters Association, Inc.

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Principal Officer

No paid staff

BIO

Wakulla County Academic Boosters has no paid staff.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Walter Dodson

RETIRED BANKER

Term: Jan 2007 - Apr 2014

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