Category: Kids & Children

Child Care of Southwest Florida elevates STEAM instruction through grant

Child Care of Southwest Florida elevates STEAM instruction through grant

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 8, 2021) – Child Care of Southwest Florida introduced additional STEAM instruction – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – to students through a generous grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation. The STEAM initiative brought hands-on learning opportunities to students in the nonprofit’s pre-Kindergarten program, as well as new curriculum […]

SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JULY SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: PROTECTING YOUR CHILD DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS

SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JULY SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: PROTECTING YOUR CHILD DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS

While most adults are able to assess risk, young children often lack the wherewithal to protect themselves and to avoid dangerous locations and situations. In addition to keeping our children safe, it is our obligation, as guardians, to teach our children to make safe choices and to avoid potentially perilous locations.  The world is moving […]

Popular Big Backpack Event returns to the Skatium on July 25, 2021

Popular Big Backpack Event returns to the Skatium on July 25, 2021

Drive-thru curbside distribution of backpacks, school supplies, and food FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 29, 2021) – The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is proud to announce that it will be hosting its popular Big Backpack Event for the 22nd year on Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Myers Skatium […]

Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out

Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out

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 to them while school is […]

MIDWEST FOOD BANK FLORIDA DONATES MONTHLY FOOD SUPPLIES TO LOCAL SJC BOXING YOUTH MENTOR PROGRAM

MIDWEST FOOD BANK FLORIDA DONATES MONTHLY FOOD SUPPLIES TO LOCAL SJC BOXING YOUTH MENTOR PROGRAM

Fort Myers, FL, June 15, 2021 – Midwest Food Bank of Florida – a volunteer-driven, faith-based organization dedicated to alleviating hunger, and providing disaster relief, partners with local Fort Myers SJC Boxing gym and their Youth Mentor Program. This recently launched SJC Boxing Mentor Program is open to middle and high school students, Monday thru […]

School District Honors 2020 APPLES Mentor of the Year

School District Honors 2020 APPLES Mentor of the Year

The School District of Lee County is proud to honor Allison Delude-Kerner with the Second Annual APPLES Mentor of the Year award.  Delude-Kerner is Peer Collaborative Teacher at Harns Marsh Middle School. APPLES mentors provide support to new and beginning teachers. “I think being a teacher is the best job in the world,” Delude-Kerner said […]

Environmental Art Contest Winners Announced

Environmental Art Contest Winners Announced

[Fort Myers, FL] (May 26, 2021) Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) is pleased to announce the winners in the 32nd annual “Leave The Scene Clean” Calendar Art Contest. The contest drew hundreds of entries from local students, representing public, private, and home schools in Lee County. Submitted work was judged on artistic execution and originality as […]

Madisen’s Match Week raises nearly $30,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital

Madisen’s Match Week raises nearly $30,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital

Funds will help support the new neurosurgery program FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 21, 2021) – The Madisen’s Match charity tennis event served up a winner at its first online auction. The week-long event that featured exclusive auction items and interviews with international tennis stars raised nearly $30,000. The funds will support the new neurosurgery program at […]

Lehigh Community Services: Upcoming Events

Lehigh Community Services: Upcoming Events

By Carolyn Peplow As June starts and the students are excited to have summer break, Lehigh Community Services is gearing up to do the annual backpack and school supply events for Lehigh Acres families. Two events are scheduled this year at New Life Assembly and Christ United Methodist Church. The events require pre-registration. Registration will […]

First-Of-Its-Kind Autism Support Center Opens In Southwest Florida

First-Of-Its-Kind Autism Support Center Opens In Southwest Florida

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — March 29, 2021 —The new Family Initiative Autism Support Center at 734 SW 4th Street in Cape Coral will mark the grand opening of its Lizbeth Benacquisto Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an invitation-only reception beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The 3,900 square-foot facility is Southwest […]

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