Volusia County Schools
Local Business Leaders Join FUTURES Board
FUTURES Foundation welcomes the following new members to its board of
Larry Volenec, Florida Power & Light
Jeremy Hill, Bogin, Munns & Munns
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, this nonprofit foundation is the only organization that provides
assistance to all public schools in Volusia
FUTURES is rolling out its calendar for the 2010-2011 school year.
You can find it first at FUTURES' website,
Bookmark the FUTURES website and look for even more FUTURES news
online in the coming months.
Welcome to a New School Year!
This year marks the 25th anniversary of FUTURES
Foundation for Volusia County public schools. Our goal this year is to help
connect the business and civic community to our public schools through
partnerships that are meaningful, mutually beneficial and long lasting. This
goal reflects the roots of our organization. FUTURES was formed by members
of the business community, visionary leaders who knew that having a high
quality public school system was vital to building a growing, thriving economy.
Your business can make the education connection in
Volusia County through sponsorship of programs, classroom projects, tutoring
grants and much more. Contact FUTURES Director Beth Butera to get involved. For more information, visit our website or call Beth Butera at (386) 255-6475, ext.
Business 2 Education Connection: Daytona Beach News-Journal and Progress Energy
How can FUTURES help your business or organization make a partnership connection? Consider the connection FUTURES facilitates for two local businesses.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal funds mini-grants for Volusia County teachers each year to
provide additional class materials and resources for literacy programs. This
partnership encourages journalism skills and the importance of newspaper
readership to students and teachers alike. Progress Energy
funds FUTURES grants for schools to encourage math and science education with an emphasis on those that include energy
efficiency, renewable energy and environmental education. By providing
funding for educational enrichment in these areas, Progress Energy encourages
students to enter math, science, technology and engineering fields, planting
the seeds to grow a future workforce for the energy industry.
FUTURES Welcomes New Teachers
Teachers new to Volusia County Schools got a warm welcome on August 5th
at Mainland High School thanks to FUTURES Foundation. The Foundation held its
annual New Teacher Breakfast, an event FUTURES has been hosting for over 20
years, with the support of this year's sponsors Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce
and Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union
The 150 enthusiastic new teachers were welcomed by FUTURES President
Rosaria Upchurch, Superintendent Dr. Margaret Smith, Volusia County Schools
Chairperson Candace Lankford and Teacher of the Year Kristen Kuches of Heritage
Middle School. Jostens, Inc. representatives Ryan Comparato and Paul Pope
presented Kristen Kuches with a Teacher of the Year ring recognizing her