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Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: Provide post secondary scholarship assistance to high schoo

Programs: Tools for schools broward provides teachers from title i schools essential supplies for their students and class rooms. Teachers, who would otherwise would be reaching into their own pockets to cover expenses, are able to visit the center twice a year. Thanks to generous donations from our major sponsors like the kids in need resource foundation, yoobi, target, jo-ann fabric and craft stores, office depot foundation, dixon ticonderoga company ,3m company among other dedicated supporters. More than $7 million in school supplies have been received since the founding of the broward center. During the past fiscal year, bef was able to purchase a facility to store and distribute supplies.

a variety of other programs are sponsored by bef, including but not limited to license for learning, student oppotunities with academic rigor, the urban teacher academy program,debate and scholastic chess, among others; generate monies for post educational awards to future teachers, enhancing student learning or funding after school programs,etc. All programs satisfy the bef exempt purpose and impacts thousands of students annually.

broward education foundation scholarship fund is an established program which awards last dollar scholarships to qualifying students who have exhausted all avenues of financial aid. This past fiscal year,students received ____________ in schlorships which were awarded to 159 students. The scholarship program has awarded over $10 million to approximaitely 5800 high school seniors since 1983. At least 160-180 students each year are selected for schlorships awards for higher education.

the bef teacher grant fund awards grants to teachers who submit original and innovative projects. Anyone who applies for an innovative teacher program grant must agree to share their successful idea with fellow teachers in the broward county public school system. During the past fiscal year 284 teachers have received grants totally $166,128. . Since the programs inception over $1,400,000 has been invested through approximately 16,369 teachers to fund over 1,944 projects. As a result, the lives of over 268,000 students and over 16,000 teachers have been touched.

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