News from FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Public Schools
Celebrating 25 Years of Support for Volusia County Public Schools
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  FUTURES Education Foundation
FUTURES was 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. FUTURES is the only nonprofit foundation that provides assistance to all public schools in Volusia County.


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FUTURES thanks Regents Club member FPL. Visit FPL online.   FPL is a long-time supporter of Volusia County public schools and FUTURES!

Thanks to our Chancellor's Club members Cobb & Cole and Giles Electric! Please visit them online by clicking their logo below.




FUTURES also thanks President's Club members Root Company, Publix Supermarket Charities and Cottage Row Counseling, Rice & Rose Law, Daytona Regional Chamber and Bomar Construction. Please visit them online by clicking their logo below.






Upcoming Events


12/15 FUTURES Mini-Grant Award Reception, 4 p.m., Mainland High


12/16 Take Stock in Children Leadership Council, 8 a.m., Facilities Training Room


12/16 Winter Holiday for students begins end of day


12/17 Teacher Duty Day

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New Club Member Benefits

FUTURES has a new level of Club Membership that delivers all-inclusive benefits. The Regents Membership ($5,000 annually) ensures that your business receives sponsorship benefits for all the Foundation's events and programs. Regents Club members are also featured in our monthly enews. Contact Beth Butera, FUTURES Director, for more information at (386) 255-6475 ext. 50730.
We're Thankful for 25 years of Support from the Business and Civic Community!
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During this season of gratitude, FUTURES would like to thank all the businesses, individuals and community organizations for your support of our public schools. Thanks to you, Christmas will come early to many Volusia County public school teachers when FUTURES awards $64,000 in mini grants next month. Teachers can apply each year for these grants to fund hands-on learning projects and creative instructional programs and materials.


Local area business leaders joined FUTURES in recognizing the 70 individual Volusia County Teacher of the Year nominees this month. With the support of business and community sponsors, FUTURES will announce the 2012 Volusia County Teacher of the Year on Feb. 4. We're still looking  for support from businesses and organizations to make this year's Teacher of the Year program a success.  Simply contact me to get involved.

Beth Butera
Director, FUTURES Inc.
386.255.6475 ext. 50730

FUTURES Shapes Volusia County High School Students Into Tomorrow's Leaders

Today's Volusia County public school students will be tomorrow's leaders. That's the philosophy behind the FUTURES Foundation leadership training program for area high school students.


Forty two students from all ten Volusia County public high schools were selected to participate in the Tomorrow's Leaders program this year. The students attend four full day seminars, coordinated by community leaders, volunteer in the community and complete a comprehensive "graduation" project at the conclusion of the year-long program.



Students participating in Tomorrow's Leaders this year are:

Atlantic High School, Port Orange: Shabak Bolling, Elizabeth Geren, Katelynn Prugar         


DeLand High School:  Sarah Bransdorfer, Jason Ortiz, Laurence Thompson

Deltona High School: Luis Carbonell, Ishan Chopra

Mainland High School, Daytona Beach: Ashley Cowell, Megan Feinberg, Joel Gonzalez, Rima Nathan, Amanda Rudd


New Smyrna Beach High School:Megan Curran, Alexander Dulock, James Dollar, Dasmine Evans, Jordan Walsh, Caitlyn Zona 

Pine Ridge High School, Deltona: Kaelyn Badura, Monica Bermudez, Wildalys Cortes, Leon Daley, Sean Doran, Rayna Hirt


Seabreeze High School, Daytona Beach:Samantha Circelli, Christa Ensalaco, Kaitlyn Jenkins


Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange: Ernest Britt, Jacob Cole, Jordan Pride, Joy Shepherd, Zoe Volenec


Taylor Middle-High School, Pierson:Jacqueline Caro, Taylor Campbell, Kinsey Hutcherson, Janet Lopez         


University High, Orange City: James DeMarco, Dominique Harris, Alexandra Schmitz, Aubree Uhl, Connor Wagner


FUTURES Will Award $64,000 to Classroom Teachers in December

In December, FUTURES will award 127 grants totaling $64,000 to deserving Volusia County public school teachers. Teachers will receive their awards at the Dec. 15 FUTURES Mini Grant Reception. A total of $1.2 million has been awarded to our public school teachers by FUTURES since the Mini Grant program's inception. FUTURES wishes to thank the following businesses for providing a portion of our grant funds this year.


Progress Energy Foundation, HJ High Construction, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, the Checkered Flag Community and Amscot.

Bowl-A-Thon clickSave the Date!


Two of FUTURES' biggest events are coming up and we want you to save the date!


The Bowl-A-Thon is February 26 & 27, 2011, at bowling alleys throughout the county. Join us in raising funds for Volusia County public schools by putting together a bowling team or supporting your local school's team.


The FUTURES Caribbean Party will be held April 15. Plans for the next Caribbean Party are well under way, and new sponsorship opportunities exist. The Caribbean Party always is a great, casual evening for supporters of Volusia County Schools to gather, celebrate and enjoy fine food and drink.

Contact Beth Butera, FUTURES director, for more information at (386) 255-6475 ext. 50730 or visit us at