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LRC Students Received 2,565 Hours of Tutoring in February-March

In the month of February, Learning Resource Center students received 1,205 hours of tutoring, with a Year-To-Date Total of 7,555 hours (the YTD totals start over every July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of February equaled 306 students.
 
February 2017 LRC Tutor Report
 
In March, Learning Resource Center students received 1,360 hours of tutoring, with a Year-To-Date Total of 8,915 hours (the YTD totals start over every July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of February equaled 358 students.
 
March 2017 LRC Tutor Report
 
 
Thanks to all of our tutors and students for your time, efforts, and hard work. It’s paying off!
 
If you’re interested in participating in One-to-One Tutoring, please visit LRCPolk.com/programs/one-to-one-tutoring.
 
 
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LRC Sparkles Thanks to the Hard Work of Publix Volunteers

The Learning Resource Center offices sparkle, inside and out!
 
Sixteen enthusiastic Publix employees worked to improve the appearance and conditions at LRC and its storage space on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, a day designated as “Publix Serves Day”.
 

From 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., the Corporate Accounting Department volunteers cleaned gutters, scrubbed siding, painted needed areas, installed shelving, purged and organized boxes of documents and removed years of dust and debris. LRC’s mini-proposal for help was selected by Publix, and the magic was created by these hardworking individuals!
 
Next time you’re on South Florida Avenue and passing by the LRC office, drive slowly to take a look at the fruit of their labor! Please, also, thank Publix employees for their priceless gifts to the community that they give in so many ways.
 

LRC and Red Door Partnered for February’s Wine Market Monday Fundriaser

Monday, February 27, 2017 was an evening to remember! Guests who attended LRC and Red Door’s Wine Market Monday event last month, delighted in twelve samplings from South Africa African wines, a mouthwatering mounded antipasta platter, succulent boneless pork tenderloin chops and “To-Die-For” crème brulee’ while listening to interesting and practical wine information.

 
LRC was privileged to be selected as the Red Door Wine Market Monday cause for February, an initiative by Red Door owner Richard DeAngelis to support local charities. Fifteen loyal LRC folks enjoyed an evening of divine food and drink while LRC received $25 per ticket in return.
 
LRC would like to thank Red Door and all those who came out to support not only the organization, but the students of our local community!
 

For the Love of Learning 2017 Auction Items Up For Bid!


 
Our annual fundraiser, For the Love…of Learning, took place Saturday evening at the stunning home of Rob and Tammy Springer on Canterwood Drive in Mulberry. One of our main festivities of the evening included a silent auction filled with an eclectic mix of great items available for bidding. For those who may not have attended or for those who did, take a look at the items that are still up for grabs. There are some great ones, if we do say so ourselves!
 
If you see something you’re interested in purchasing, please email us at general@lrcpolk.com or give us a call at 863-688-9477. Don’t delay, you have until Friday, February 24 to place your bid on these items!
 
Click below to view the available items.
 

Auction Items Up for Bid

 
 

LRC Students Received 1,061 Hours of Tutoring in January

In the month of January, Learning Resource Center students received 1,061 hours of tutoring, with a Year-To-Date Total of 6,340 hours (the YTD totals start over every July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of January equaled 313 students.
 
January 2017 LRC Tutor Report
 
 
Thanks to all of our tutors and students for your time, efforts, and hard work. It’s paying off!
 
If you’re interested in participating in One-to-One Tutoring, please visit LRCPolk.com/programs/one-to-one-tutoring.
 
 
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LRC To Raise Funds for Students & Honor Dr. Holden of Polk State

Join the Learning Resource Center of Polk County (LRC) for a dazzling evening of cause at the annual For the Love…of Learning benefit from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
 
The 2017 benefit aimed at raising scholarship funds for deserving LRC students will take place at the home of Rob and Tammy Springer in Mulberry’s Canterwood Drive and will feature entertainment from The Sofa Kings, Hors d’oeuvres by Terrie Lobb Catering, libations and a world-class silent auction. Publix Super Markets Charities will be the leading sponsor of the event.

 
Attendees will find an eclectic mix of auction items showcased throughout the evening. Items, trips, packages and services such as a one-week getaway to North Carolina, Detroit Tigers Spring Training VIP package, four-pack of LEGOLAND Florida tickets, Lone Palm Golf Club foursome, freshwater pearls and Payne Air Conditioning & Heating preventative maintenances will be up for bid.
 
Another highlight of the evening will include the 2017 Honoree presentation, recognizing Dr. Eileen Holden and Polk State College for their partnership. Honorees are LRC supporters who have aided the organization in expanding and extending its mission of helping students maximize their learning potential. GiveWell Community Foundation, Florida Southern College, Polk County Public Schools, United Way of Central Florida, Publix Super Markets, Inc., and Junior League of Greater Lakeland comprise past years’ honorees.
 
Guests can purchase tickets to the benefit on LRCLoveofLearning.com for $65.00. Other ways to support the cause include becoming a sponsor, bestowing a scholarship, donating a silent auction item or contributing to the LRC Endowment Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.
 
Those interested in sponsorships and donations may also contact LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven by email, PamelaC@LRCPolk.com, or phone, 863-688-9477.
 
 
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LRC’s February Fundraiser Will Benefit Students

The Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc. invites the community to attend the annual For the Love…of Learning benefit on Saturday, February 18, 2017 to assist local students.
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Join this evening of celebration and cause with festivities that include entertainment from The Sofa Kings, food catered by Terrie Lobb, and a world-class silent auction with the purpose of raising scholarship funds for students enrolled in LRC programs.
 
The Polk County nonprofit hopes to top 2016’s fundraiser, which raised over $35,000 in funds towards deserving students.
 
This year’s event will take place at the magnificent Springer residence in Mulberry’s Imperial Lakes community from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Front yard
 
Guests can purchase tickets to the benefit on LRCLoveofLearning.com for $65.00. Other ways to support the cause include becoming a sponsor, bestowing a scholarship, donating a silent auction item or contributing to the LRC Endowment Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.
 
Those interested in sponsorships and donations may contact LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven by email, PamelaC@LRCPolk.com, or phone, 863-688-9477.
 
 

PigFest 2017 Info & Volunteer Opps

golf cart info 2017The 21st Annual Lakeland PigFest is just around the corner!
 

PIGFEST 2017

The festival will take place on Friday, January 27 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Due to the renovations taking place at TigerTown, it has been moved to the Sun ‘n Fun campus, offering competitors and attendees more space to browse the area and enjoy the festivities.
 
The new site will also allow for easier parking, which will remain at $5.00 per carload. Admission will be free, but prices for food will vary by vendor.
 
The competition will heat up with the Kingsford Professional BBQ, Publix Super Markets Backyard and Badcock Kids-Q competitions.
 
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Photo: LakelandPigFest.org

PIGFEST COMMUNITY

What attendees may not realize is that PigFest takes hundreds of volunteers and thousands of volunteer hours to help carry out the event, and local nonprofits, such as the Learning Resource Center, partner to provide the needed amount of volunteers. PigFest then gives every dollar raised back to the community!
 
By granting the Learning Resource Center opportunities and funds based on service hours, PigFest has helped provide academic assistance and highly-qualified tutors to help students succeed and has also enabled LRC to meet the needs of students, parents and the community by aiding in the expenses of daily operation. The effect this annual barbeque festival has had on LRC reaches every aspect of the organization. Those who received any service from LRC in 2016 were impacted by its support.
 

VOLUNTEER AT PIGFEST

With that being said, LRC is seeking 2017 individuals, pairs and groups to volunteer. Volunteers are needed for shifts taking place in the judging, team breakfast and golf cart shuttling areas. Shifts are available Thursday, January 26-Saturday, January 28. To view the available shifts and to register, please click VOLUNTEER AT PIGFEST.
 
 
We look forward to seeing you there! Whether you’re a competitor, attendee or volunteer, it’s sure be a fun weekend.
 
 
Information for PigFest Volunteers
PigFest17 Map
PigFest17 Parking pass
Golf Cart Driver Info

LRC Surpasses 2016 Giving Match Goal

We, at the Learning Resource Center, want to thank this wonderful community. We are truly grateful for each penny, email, Facebook post, article, mention, phone call and invitation that brought us to the total donation of $5,940.00.
 
The Giving Match 2016 campaign began on November 29, 2016, also known as #GivingTuesday which is a national day designated for giving, and continued through Friday, December 2, 2016. Over those four days, the Polk County community came together, helping our organization earn more than $5,000. Libertore Fund for Children, a local organization with a mission to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children, matched each amount, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 thanks to an anonymous donor.
 
On Tuesday, December 6, Lana Swartzwelder of the Libertore Fund for Children presented a check with the Fund’s match of $5,000.00 for an amazing total of $10,940.00.
 
The monies are now earmarked for a new server to replace our rebuilt, 10-year old equipment. Rarely is LRC able to use contract or grant funds for capital needs. It is only through an opportunity like this that we can update or replace the infrastructure that highly correlates with quality service, valuable programs, successful clients and fiscally-sound management.
 
Two years ago, the AdvancED/SACS Accreditation Team noted that technology (server included) was the one glaring need for improvement in an otherwise highly stellar evaluation report. If it were not for you and your generosity, this nonprofit would not be able to continue to make the differences in lives as it has done every day for 41 years. We truly appreciate YOU!
 
– Dr. Pamela Craven, LRC Executive Director
 
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From left to right: Sherri Diaz, Marilyn Worthington, Dr. Pam Craven, Lana Swartzwelder (Libertore Fund for Children), Becky Troutman, Joyce Barclay, Lisa Burton, Morgan Holmes, Dr. Shandale Terrell, Tamme Goble, Elsa Nail and Annie Sullivan.
 

2017 ACT & SAT Dates in One Place

To ensure that you’re prepared for the ACT and/or SAT, we’ve compiled a list of the 2017 dates and deadlines all in one place to make it easier. Scroll down below to find the test date that works best for you.
 
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We’ll be updating this post regularly as dates marked as “TBA” are released. .
 
 

ACT

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
February 11 January 13 January 14-20
April 8 March 3 March 4-17
June 10 May 5 May 6-19
September 9 August 4 August 5-18
October 28 September 22 September 23-October 6
December 9 November 3 November 4-17

Earn your best possible score on the ACT with LRC’s ACT Prep.
Information gathered from ACTstudent.org
 

SAT

Test dates may be subject to change
 

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Mail Deadline Late Phone/Online Deadline
January 21 December 21 January 3 January 10
March 11 February 10 February 21 February 28
May 6 April 7 April 18 April 25
June 3 May 9 May 16 May 24
August 26 July 28 August 8 August 21
October 7 TBA TBA TBA
November 4 TBA TBA TBA
December 2 TBA TBA TBA

Prepare for the SAT with LRC’s SAT Preparation.
Find more information on the SAT, and register for the exam at SAT.collegeboard.org
 
 
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