Programs & Grants

Academic/Graduation Improvement

AVID – Advancement via Individual Determination
In partnership with Bank of America

The AVID program mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID expands to 57 schools this year and an AVID National Demonstration School, serving as a teaching and observation site to other districts and schools. 

Stepping up STEM at Pahokee! – Advancement via Individual Determination
In partnership with Ventus Charitable Foundation

This program supports STEM education and curriculum at Pahokee Middle School, which was designated as a 4-year Dicovery STEM pilot school. By adding new STEM courses in Marine and Enviornmental Science and enhancing existing Computer Programming Course Curriculum, Pahokee is "Stepping up STEM".

Career Education Programs

Robcket Powered Robotics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education
In partnership with Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation

Provides support for middle and high school robotics clubs and LEGO First Robotics Teams. 

Boynton Beach High School/Medical Science Academy 
In partnership with the Pew Fund

Establishment of a new choice medical career academy at Boynton Beach High School.

Healthcare Innovation Project

Medical Science Academy students graduate with career/industry certifications making them job ready in the healthcare field or prepared for post-secondary studies in pre-medicine.

Classroom Resources and Supplies

Red Apple Supplies
In partnership with Ventus Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo, Great Charity Challenge and Honda Classic Cares

A free teacher resource store serving 35 of the highest-needs Title 1 schools throughout the academic year by providing necessary classroom supplies.

GoTeach! Classroom Grants
In partnership with The Great Charity Challenge and SRG Technology

 A competitive grant program for individual or team-teaching projects. Grants promote an original,creative and innovative teaching approach that addresses student need.

Teacher Development & Training

Charging Forward with Multisensory Strategies
In partnership with Ventus Charitable Foundation

 In collaboration with the University of Central Florida's Morgridge International Reading Center, the School District of Palm Beach County has trained district administrators and teachers in four pilot elementary schools in research-based multisensory instructional strategies. These instructional strategies will be used to improve students' reading proficiency in primary grades with language-based learning disabilities, including students with characteristics of dyslexia.