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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Meet the 2018 Jubilee Scholarship Winners

2018-07-05T17:27:55+00:00July 6th, 2018|After-School High School, AP Leadership, Change Makers, General News, School Age Programs|

“You’ve won the Jubilee Scholarship.” Five words that changed Karen Merillien and Marlen Hernandez’s lives forever. The Jubilee Scholarship, a four-year “full ride” to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), is offered exclusively to two Grace Place AP Leadership students each year. The scholarship includes all tuition costs, books, housing and a living [...]

Grace Place Students “Give Where They Live”

2018-03-05T16:38:37+00:00March 5th, 2018|Change Makers, General News, School Age Programs|

For the fourth consecutive year - the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation partnered to present Give Where You Live Collier. Grace Place was again selected as one of 38 nonprofits in Collier County to participate in this community-wide day of philanthropy. Over the past few years, the [...]