Flagler County Education Foundation Executive Director Teresa Rizzo announced three grants totaling over $230,000 that the foundation recently secured for Flagler Schools.
The largest was a $190,000 Resiliency Through Community Partners grant through the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations and the Florida Department of Health to provide clinical mental health services to Flagler County students.
Rizzo presented the oversized check to Brandy Williams, Flagler Schools' coordinator of Counseling Services, and Marquez Jackson, Flagler Schools' director of Student Services, during a Sept. 19 School Board meeting "spotlight" agenda item on the Ed Foundation.
Also during the spotlight, Heidi Alves, the district's Teaching and Learning science specialist, accepted a check for $11,024 from Florida Power and Light for Empowering STEM Educators.
The Ed Foundation and the Truist Bank Foundation partnered on an application for a Building Career Pathways to Economic Mobility grant to receive $30,000 to support workforce-ready certifications for students at Flagler Technical College. The certificates include culinary, nursing assistance, phlebotomy and other programs.