The Osceola County business community and the School District came together in 1985 to form a partnership designed to bolster the efforts of schools in creating quality education. This partnership produced The Education Foundation.
The initial mission of the Foundation included providing mini-grants to teachers for innovative classroom programs and supporting district efforts to recruit quality educators. The Foundation embarked on an additional effort in 1992. That year, the District’s strategic plan called for the establishment of a scholarship fund, which would guarantee the first year of college tuition for every graduating senior in Osceola County.
Today, the Foundation is a solid, non-profit organization led by a 40-member board of directors. The board is made up of parents, corporate executives, community leaders, and elected officials. This board has increased the programs of the Foundation to serve educators and district staff in their efforts to give Osceola County’s students the best education possible.
Supporting students, teachers and families in Osceola County is our purpose.
Through our programs, we are able to accomplish our mission.We have many opportunities for community volunteers, too!
Want to learn more? Browse through our program pages and feel free to contact us with any questions you have.
Bookmark Buddies is a literacy-based mentoring program. Mentors meet at school for thirty minutes a week, one-on-one, with a third-grade student who needs that extra little push to become a successful reader and lifelong learner.
A mentoring-scholarship program providing low income students with college scholarships, mentoring and additional support.
A program that awards scholarships to high school seniors which will enable them to obtain their educational and career goals.
Our Charter Schools offer additional student stations to support our school district, with a K-8 environment where student success is a priority.