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. [...]

PIZZA! COME GET YOUR PIZZA!

2018-10-29T14:34:02+00:00October 10th, 2018|Bright Beginnings, General News, Leader in Me|

Through Dramatic Play, Children Prepare for the Real World A group of preschoolers playing pizza shop may seem like a simple afternoon of clean fun, but they’re engaging in a positive learning experience called dramatic (or pretend) play.  The process of “pretending” builds skills in many essential developmental areas and offers proven benefits [...]

Student Led Conferences

2018-10-04T18:21:47+00:00October 4th, 2018|After-School Elementary, General News, Leader in Me, School Age Programs|

Parents get a lesson in Wildly Important Goals Our Elementary Academy of Leaders recently invited their parents to an after-school Student Led Conference in our classrooms. Dozens of elementary students wrote down and decorated their Wildly Important Goal, or WIG, with colorful crayons and construction paper. Those students proudly flaunted their artwork [...]

Bright Beginnings Moms Learn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

2018-07-31T19:51:02+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Adult Education, Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News|

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families offer valuable tools for developing and sustaining a strong family culture in a turbulent world. Six mothers enrolled in Grace Place for Children and Families’ Bright Beginnings program participated in a workshop to learn the 7 Habits this month. No family is free from challenges, from its own [...]