In the month of December, Learning Resource Center students received 1,152 hours of tutoring, bringing the Year-To-Date Total to 5,686 hours (please note that the YTD total starts over in July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of December equaled 348 students.
Thanks to all of our tutors and students for your time, efforts, and hard work. It’s paying off!
These three local celebrities will be in attendance at our 2016 fundraising event For the Love…of Learning on February 20, 2016. We hope that you will join us as one of our honored guests. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit LRCLoveofLearning.com.
LRC’s own Jennifer Leigh of WFLA-Ch. 8 News Team will host the For the Love…of Learning 2016 program. Jennifer has graced the LRC event stage for more than 10 years, bringing her passion for education, love for children, and dedication to Polk County.
Jaylen Arnold, an incredible LRC student, will be in attendance. Jaylen is the inspiration for Jaylen’s Challenge Foundation, winner of the World of Children Youth Award, and a recipient of Ellen Degeneres’ Surprise Donations.
The Sofa Kings
The Sofa Kings, an LRC favorite band, will provide an entertaining mix of pop, southern rock, and fan favorites for party-goers’ listening and dancing pleasure. This high-energy band always provides exciting entertainment.
Please join us for an enjoyable evening of cause and celebration. We hope to see you on February 20, 2016!
LRC has the unprecedented opportunity to log over 200 volunteer hours during this year’s signature Bar-B-Q weekend.
LRC’s assignments include the VIP Sponsors’ Party on Thursday, January 27, and the team breakfasts on Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29. This year, however, LRC is also assigned to operate the 8-passenger golf carts which help shuttle people, equipment, and supplies on all three days. Two golf carts will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday. LRC drivers will also operate 5 golf carts every hour from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday.
PigFest proceeds will be divided between the participating non-profits based on the number of hours worked.
The 20th annual event opens to the public on Friday, January 29 from 5-10 p.m. and continues through Saturday, January 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tigertown in Lakeland. Over 150 competition barbecue teams will participate. Stop by for savory cuisine, lively entertainment, and a whole lot of fun!
Join this evening of celebration and cause with festivities that include entertainment from The Sofa Kings, a world-class silent auction, and food catered by Terrie Lobb with the purpose of raising scholarship funds for students enrolled in LRC programs.
The Polk County nonprofit hopes to top 2015’s fundraiser, which raised over $21,000 in scholarship funds and assisted more than 25 deserving students.
This year’s event will take place at the spectacular Krakowski Family Home in Lakeland’s Grasslands from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Jennifer Leigh of Channel 8 News will serve as the mistress of ceremonies.
My child learned so much this summer in Camp READY! Her first weeks in kindergarten have been smooth sailing because of the practice she got in LRC's Camp READY! program. I highly recommend this experience to any parent with a rising or repeating kindergarten student.