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2016-17 Scholarship Information
The Junior League of Central & North Brevard provides two scholarships each year to Brevard County high school seniors who are pursing a college education and have demonstrated voluntarism in school and community. In the 2016-2017 school year, local high school seniors will have the opportunity to apply for the $500 Junior League of Central & North Brevard Scholarship and the $500 Thomas Oliver Brown Memorial Scholarship. Recipients will be announced in Florida Today.
Students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. The JLCNB’s Reading Rockstars program has a nearly 95% success rate at preventing Summer Slide in entering 3rd grade students that participate in our Cocoa Boys and Girls Club program. Meaning, test scores were the same or better at the end of summer for the kids in our program. Summer Slide can happen to all children, but at-risk children are often less likely to have equal access to summer learning opportunities. We believe literacy is the pathway to long term economic and social development for our kids and our community. Reading Rockstars meets twice a week over the summer at the Cocoa Boys and Girls Club. Along with hands-on activities with trained reading volunteers from Rolling Readers, community ‘rockstars’ read to the kids and answer questions about careers such as law enforcement, graphic design, firefighting, becoming a judge, a baseball player or even a chef.
The JLCNB wants Brevard kids to slide into summer, but not slide back on reading skills! It is time for our 2nd Annual JLCNB Rally for Reading Night with the Manatees. This is our Summer Slide Book Drive during the June 10 Manatees v Ft. Myers at 6:35 p.m.
- Bring a new or gently used children’s book and get a raffle ticket for a chance to win cool Manatees prizes
- Get a free baseball hat with tickets purchased through the link below
- Photo opportunity with the Manatees mascot before the game on the concourse near our informational table
- Chance to purchase 50/50 raffle tickets
Tickets are just $10 each- Proceeds from tickets purchased through this website directly support our local literacy projects that provide at-risk kids equal access to books and summer learning opportunities.
Join Us JUNE 10th and Watch the Brevard County Manatees vs. Ft. Myers Miracle
Avoid Summer Learning Loss: Tips for Parents
Summer Slide – or summer learning loss – is what happens when children don’t engage in educational activities over the summer break.
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