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Work Hard, Play Hard

2019-05-13T15:01:31+00:00May 13th, 2019|Adult Education, Bright Beginnings, General News|

Work Hard, Play Hard Throughout the month of February, the Bright Beginnings moms prepared homemade boxed lunches for staff and volunteers as a fundraiser for their end-of-the-year celebration. Week after week, the moms banded together, collaborated different menu items, and delegated different roles. Some bought ingredients, others prepared meals in their own kitchens, and [...]

Paying it Forward

2019-04-12T16:06:34+00:00April 12th, 2019|AP Leadership, General News, School Age Programs|

MEET ARLETYS GOMEZ Arletys started coming to Grace Place in 2010. After being introduced to the organization through volunteering, she enrolled in the AP Leadership program. There she gained access to College Access Workshops, ACT preparation classes, college visits, job skills training, and a mentorship program. She learned leadership skills, formed life-long friendships, and found [...]

In an Adult Education Classroom, a Special Friendship Forms

2019-05-15T19:39:49+00:00February 18th, 2019|Adult Education, AP Leadership, Change Makers|

In an Adult Education Classroom, a Special Friendship Forms Edie Cole has dedicated the past ten years volunteering at Grace Place. With an extensive background in education, Edie works directly with students in the Adult Education Program and helps adults who are seeking to obtain their GED, learn English as a Second Language [...]

Exciting News…

2019-01-16T18:27:45+00:00January 16th, 2019|General News, Leader in Me|

Grace Place Earns Leader in Me Lighthouse Organization Certification from FranklinCovey 2019 is off to a momentous start! We are happy to announce we are officially a Leader in Me Lighthouse Organization. This honor makes Grace Place the first of its’ kind in the world to fully integrate FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits of Highly [...]

WE’RE TICKLED “BLUE!”

2019-01-03T19:07:40+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Change Makers, General News, School Age Programs, Staff, Uncategorized|

WE’RE TICKLED “BLUE!” We are pleased to share that Grace Place is now a certified Blue Zones Project approved worksite. Blue Zones Project is a community-wide, well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in Southwest Florida. The global movement offers solutions for worksites to inspire and encourage employees to [...]

It’s a Holly, Jolly Christmas at Grace Place

2019-01-03T17:31:55+00:00December 27th, 2018|Adult Education, After-School High School, AP Leadership, Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News, Uncategorized|

It’s a Holly, Jolly Christmas at Grace Place! All week long, families, staff, and volunteers hosted Christmas themed events and brought the Christmas Spirit to our campus for all our amazing students. To kick off the festivities, our Bright Beginnings moms hosted a special Christmas presentation and impressed staff and volunteers alike. With [...]

Bright Beginnings Classrooms Celebrate Thanksgiving

2018-11-27T17:40:19+00:00November 24th, 2018|Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News, Uncategorized|

Bright Beginnings Classrooms Celebrate Thanksgiving Our Bright Beginnings preschoolers and moms got a nice break from their busy routines and hosted a Thanksgiving celebration in our classrooms.  Many of our students and parents are new to Thanksgiving and this was a great chance to teach them the origins of this gratifying holiday [...]

Ideas Come to Life at Grace Place’s Invention Convention

2018-11-28T16:15:54+00:00November 19th, 2018|After-School Elementary, General News, Leader in Me, School Age Programs|

Ideas Come to Life at Grace Place's Invention Convention Imagine an easier and perhaps improved life with tools like a “Braille Crayon”, a “Solar Smartphone” or a “Book-a-tron.” The Academy of Leaders Elementary Students went beyond an idea and brought these tools to life. Fueled by their curiosity and imagination, the [...]

Grace Place Celebrates New Mural Depicting Leadership

2018-11-26T21:15:46+00:00November 7th, 2018|After-School Elementary, General News|

Splashes of Hope Leaves A Colorful Mark on Campus ​A new, vibrant mural welcomes students, staff and volunteers thanks to our friends at Splashes of Hope. Dubbed “The Leadership Tree,” the massive depiction, canvas? is seen just when you enter the Grace Place campus and the impressive project only took three days [...]

Leaning Tower of Pasta

2018-11-20T16:47:42+00:00October 29th, 2018|After-School Elementary, After-School Middle School, General News, Leader in Me, School Age Programs|

Our Students Celebrate Afterschool Programs in Nationwide Event Uncooked spaghetti, marshmallows and tape. No, this isn’t your average arts and crafts exercise. In coordination with Lights On Afterschool, our Academy of Leaders put their engineering skills to the test and attempted to build the highest tower possible out of uncooked spaghetti, marshmallows, and tape. [...]