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We have joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide, and hope that you will too!
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#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. This year the initiative will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
 
Those who are interested in joining us for the LRC #GivingTuesday initiative can make a donation online at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/lrcpolk. The donations we receive will help further our cause in helping deserving students receive the educational help that they need and providing students the opportunity to reach their maximum potential.
 

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About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2015 iteration will be held on December 1, 2015. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.
 
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website GivingTuesday.org.
 

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc. (LRC). The history of Polk County’s premier provider of customized academic opportunities dates back to 1975 when the Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. founded the Learning Disabilities Resource Center with the goal of providing consulting services for parents and personalized education programs to students with learning disabilities.
 
While LRC stills serves students with learning disabilities, programs for the learning disabled grew in the public school system, so the organization expanded its program offerings and service locations reflecting the 1977 name change that still exists today.
 
Throughout 40 years of service, LRC has received numerous accolades including the Walt Disney World Community Service Award for Education, Polk County Schools’ School-to-Work Silver Zone, Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland’s John P. “Jack” Grady Philanthropic Award, United Way of Central Florida Pacesetter, and Disney Grants award.
 
Today, the AdvancED accredited organization that began as a small volunteer group, employs more than 600 certified teachers who provide countywide services to over 4,000 students ages five through adult under the direction of Executive Director Pamela Craven, Ph.D.
 
The organization caters to students of all ages and academic levels through One-to-One Tutoring, test preparation courses, College Success Planning, Study Habits of Success Students, Camp READY!, and Super Summer Success as well as through collaborations with Polk County School Board, Florida Baptist Children’s Home, Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven, Inc., Anchor House Ministries, Galindo Tennis International Academy, Polk State College, and Florida Southern College among others.
 
LRC has seen countless learning gains and achievement over the past forty years and looks forward to continue providing students throughout Polk County the best assistance, support, and strategies for each student’s own success.
 

Middle school students will be able to obtain useful study skills that lead to achievement after attending Study Habits of Successful Students on July 13-17, 2015 at the Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc. Students in grades 6-8 can attend this profitable program to learn study skills and motivational strategies to become more effective learners. Throughout the course, students will learn and practice time-tested, efficient study strategies.
 
Practicing beneficial study habits can play a crucial role in achievement gains. Study Habits of Successful Students will include specific activity-oriented lessons designed to help do just that. The lesson topics will include: Get Motivated, Listen Up and Take Notes, Set Goals to Achieve, Read Actively, Manage Your Time, Become Test-Wise. From getting motivated and setting goals to taking notes, managing time, and preparing for the test, this course is designed to cover all areas of studying to build confident, successful students.
 
Register now for Study Habits of Successful Students taking place on July 13-17, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Learning Resource Center located at 1628 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. The program cost is $145.00. Fee reduction may be available based on your family income, so be sure to ask about our Sliding Fee Scale. Register online at LRCPolk.com/programs/study-habits-of-successful-students, by phone at 863-688-9477, or in person at the Learning Resource Center.
 
This interactive study skills program was created to motivate and prepare middle school students to become effective learners. When your student gives it a try, we are sure they will see progress on their tests to come!
 
LRC’s commitment to your child’s success ensures that your student will receive quality instruction from certified, highly-qualified teachers in a small group setting of no more than 10 students per class.