Hats off to our elementary schools for their efforts to combat childhood obesity through our COPE KIDS, Creating a 95210 World Grant. Through newsletters, parent surveys, wellness activities, and student-led programs, we hope to encourage young students to develop healthier habits that will lead to a more productive and happier lifestyle. All of us should ascribe to these "well-thy" daily behaviors: 9 hours of sleep; 5 servings of fruit and vegetables; 2 hours of limited screen time; 1 hour of physical movement; and 0 sugary drinks and tobacco! www.tallycope.org for more information.
The role of the Foundation for Leon County Schools is to garner private and public engagement to support Leon County Public Schools. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation provides Leon County Public Schools with funding that is typically more flexible than restricted tax dollars. The funding and extra resources generated by the Foundation helps to cover the gap that exists between what school budgets can cover, and what is truly needed to ensure the continued academic success of our students.
Since its establishment in 1986, the Foundation has invested more than $1.5 million dollars for the enhancement of public education in Leon County.
Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day