To identify, acquire and manage contributed and grant resources to enhance public education (K-12) in Brevard County, Florida.
Ms. Janice Kershaw
Brevard, education, school, children
Also Known As
2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940 USA
Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)
Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)
Secondary/High School (B25)
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
How does this organization make a difference?
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
Brevard Schools Foundation's major program is Take Stock in Children. Take Stock in Children is a college scholarship program designed to identify and assist motivated, well-deserving, low-income middle and high school students. It powerfully impacts the major elements of that young child?s life: family, school and community. The singular focus of Take Stock is changing children's lives, one child at a time. A four-year tuition scholarship is offered which provides for two years of community college followed by two years at a Florida state university. A two year tuition scholarship is also offered for a Florida technical school or community college. Each student and parent/guardian signs a performance contract to: -Stay in school, and stay drug free -Meet with a mentor once a week -Exhibit appropriate behavior -Maintain good grades The performance contract, support from the parent, mentor activities, and monitoring of the student?s grades, attendance and discipline remain in effect until the student graduates from high school. Other programs include: Teacher Mini Grants Mini-grants are awarded to teachers to enrich standard curriculum, directly enhance learning opportunities for students, and encourage business involvement in Brevard Public Schools. Scholarships Through the Brevard Schools Foundation scholarship program, students graduating from Brevard Public Schools have an opportunity to apply for a wide variety of scholarships that can be used at the college of their choice. Teacher Recognition The Brevard Schools Foundation provides a means for recognizing and rewarding achievements of excellence by educators in Brevard Public Schools. Each year, more than 80 school Teachers of the Year, along with area finalists and the district Teacher of the Year are honored at a televised event. Business Partnerships Schools also seek the support of employers and community organizations through the Business Partnership Program. The Brevard Schools Foundation facilitates business support of schools by providing a central resource to match school needs with available funds and services. Other Programs The Brevard Schools Foundation supports a wide variety of additional programs including: -BEST Science and Math Initiative -FIRST Robotics competition -Project Graduation -Odyssey of the Mind -Future Problem Solvers -School Supply Drive for needy children
Raised almost $3.1 million to enhance public education in Brevard County, Florida.
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Ms. Janice Kershaw
Ms. Kershaw leads the Brevard Schools Foundation by providing the vision, leadership and skills to secure and leverage available resources to benefit Brevard Public Schools. She brings to the position 17 years of experience working in the non-profit sector and 10 years serving as an elected member of the Brevard County School Board. Ms. Kershaw is certified to train "Facilitative Leadership" and holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University.
Wells Fargo Advisors
Term: July 2015 - June 2017
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