Category: Education

East Lee County Chamber Donations Made Art Themed Summer Camps Possible For Middle School Students

East Lee County Chamber Donations Made Art Themed Summer Camps Possible For Middle School Students

By Dr. Joe Restino, Vice – Principal – Harns Marsh  Middle School Through a generous set of donations from the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce, Harns Marsh Middle was able to give Arts themed lessons to students over the summer.  Student participated in either culinary arts, band, orchestra and other arts themed camps over […]

Back to Campus!

Back to Campus!

By Alina Gonzalez-Dockery, Esquire; Life Law Planning August is here which brings the excitement of wrapping up the summer vacation and preparing our newly graduated high school students and college co-eds for their next big adventure…College. I love walking around Target, Marshall’s, and Home Goods and seeing the amazing decorating ideas for the college dorms and […]

Edison Mall Welcomes The Lee County Community Back To School

Edison Mall Welcomes The Lee County Community Back To School

By Angeli Chin The start of a new school year can bring about excitement, whether through reconnecting with friends or preparing for a year full of new things to learn. Edison Mall is providing the community with many different ways to celebrate the fresh start of a new school year. Through a selection of upcoming […]

Summer Breakspot To Provide Free Breakfast And Lunch While School Is Out

Summer Breakspot To Provide Free Breakfast And Lunch While School Is Out

Submitted By Rob Spicker The School District of Lee County is partnering with the Florida’s Summer BreakSpot program to keep children healthy and well-nourished while school is out. The Summer BreakSpot Program allows the District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department to provide free meals to children who are 18 years and younger at no cost […]

Local Organizations Come Together to Host Second Annual Workforce Signing Day

Local Organizations Come Together to Host Second Annual Workforce Signing Day

Submitted By: Jenny Parrish “It’s not all about college. It’s not the only way to succeed in life.” said Marissa Brown, a 2021 graduate of Ida Baker. Brown was celebrated last year at Workforce Signing Day, an event championed by Bill Daubmann of MY Shower Door. Workforce Signing Day recognized the high school seniors of […]

2022 Leadership Tech Program Registration Is Now Open

2022 Leadership Tech Program Registration Is Now Open

Submitted By: Colleen Jorgensen This robust 8-month program accredited by SWFL Tech and FGCU Leadership Institute will kick off May 13th, 2022. This unique regional program is recommended for technical engineers, programmers, technicians, analysts, project and service managers, and professionals that want to gain a leadership advantage. Participation in Leadership Tech will lead to more accomplished […]

Itech Center For Manufacturing Offers Tour And Discussion On Skilled Workforce In Today’s Economy

Itech Center For Manufacturing Offers Tour And Discussion On Skilled Workforce In Today’s Economy

Local Tech College Offers Pipeline To Skilled Labor For Manufacturers Submitted By: Josh Milton It doesn’t seem today’s labor issues are going away anytime soon. Manufacturing companies need to think differently about how to obtain a skilled workforce. iTECH and their Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME), are a great Southwest Florida resource, offering a pipeline […]

GCU Helping Working Adults To Get Their Degree

GCU Helping Working Adults To Get Their Degree

Are you considering going back to school for your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree?  My name is Casandra Sanchez.  I live locally in Lee County and I’m here to help you learn more about Grand Canyon University and start your college journey!  Grants and Scholarships Available! Program Information: All programs are completed 100% online, one class […]

Are The Black And Brown Children In East Lee And Lehigh Receiving A Free And Appropriate Education?

Are The Black And Brown Children In East Lee And Lehigh Receiving A Free And Appropriate Education?

By Denise Nystrom According to federal law every child is to receive FAPE, a free and appropriate education. If not for being an educational expert who ran the human resource departments for school districts, I may not have known when I started attending the Lee County School Board Meetings that one should be concerned about […]

Tommy Bohanon Foundation Awards $30,000 To Athletic Programs At Five Southwest Florida High Schools

Tommy Bohanon Foundation Awards $30,000 To Athletic Programs At Five Southwest Florida High Schools

The Tommy Bohanon Foundation continues to change the lives of Southwest Florida youth by awarding $30,000 to five local high schools’ athletic programs through the Tommy Bohanon Foundation Sports Equipment Grant. This year the funds will be dispersed between North Fort Myers High School, South Fort Myers High School, Dunbar High School, Riverdale High School […]

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