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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.
 

Jennifer Leigh

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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

Photo: Facebook.com/JaylensChallengeFoundation

Facebook.com/JaylensChallengeFoundation


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

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facebook.com/thesofakings.fl


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!
 
Have you already purchased your tickets onLRCLoveofLearning.com? Let us know by joining our Facebook event page.
 
 

Celebrate the Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc.’s 40th Anniversary while helping children and families in the community at the annual For the Love…of Learning benefit on February 20, 2016.
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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.
 
Guests can purchase tickets to the benefit on LRCLoveofLearning.com for $65.00 (or $50.00 for LRC employees). 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 should contact LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven by email, PamelaC@LRCPolk.com, or phone, 863-688-9477 or send a submission at LRCLoveofLearning.com.
 
 
Thanks to our current sponsors: Publix Super Markets Charities, Harrell’s, Drs. Dorsey & Sandy Hightower, Hunt & Mary Berryman, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, and Citizens Bank & Trust.
 
 
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In the month of November, Learning Resource Center students received 1,384 hours of tutoring, bringing the Year-To-Date Total to 4,534 hours (please note that the YTD total starts over in July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of November equaled 342 students.
 
November 2015 Tutoring Hours Infographic
 
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.
 
 
Related Posts:
May 2015 Tutoring Report
June 2015 Tutoring Report
July 2015 Tutoring Report
September 2015 Tutoring Report
October 2015 Tutoring Report

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.
 

Join the event on Facebook.

 

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.
 

In the month of October, Learning Resource Center students received 1,170 hours of tutoring, bringing the Year-To-Date Total to 3,150 hours (please note that the YTD total starts over in July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of October equaled 317 students.
 
October 2015 Tutoring Hours Infographic
 
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.
 
 
Related Posts:
May 2015 Tutoring Report
June 2015 Tutoring Report
July 2015 Tutoring Report
September 2015 Tutoring Report

LRC is excited for another fantastic fundraiser in 2016!
 
For the love of learning logo
For over 40 years, the Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc., as a non-profit supplemental education agency, has addressed the academic needs throughout Polk County by providing one-to-one tutoring services to children and adults, small group instruction for remediation and enrichment, and the flexibility to offer quality programs to help all students maximize their learning potential.
 
On February 20, 2016, the organization will host the annual For the Love…of Learning, a benefit which raises scholarship funds for students enrolled in its programs. Will you consider joining as a sponsor to ensure that LRC continues to reach Polk County’s most needy and deserving students?
 
LRC is currently seeking gracious sponsors and generous donations for the 2016 event. See below to become a sponsor or donor.

Sponsor levels and benefits are as follows:


$7,500 Level
10 Event Tickets (Fair Market Value: $750)
Media Recognition with Logo* (The Ledger advertising, event posters, radio PSA’s)
Program Acknowledgement*
 
$5,000 Level
8 Event Tickets (Fair Market Value: $600)
Media Recognition*(The Ledger advertising, event posters)
Program Acknowledgement*
 
$2,500 Level
6 Event Tickets (Fair Market Value: $450)
Media Recognition*
Event Posters*
Program Acknowledgement*
 
$1,000 Level
4 Event Tickets (Fair Market Value: $300)
Program Acknowledgement*
 
$500 Level
2 Event Tickets (Fair Market Value: $150)
Program Acknowledgement*
 
Other benefits for all sponsorship levels:
Recognition on LRCpolk.com and LRC’s social media accounts.
 
*Sponsor recognition in the media and on event collateral is available to sponsors whose agreements are received by December 30, 2015.
 

LRC is also in need of silent auction donations.
Ideas for auction items include:

  • Gift Certificates to Restaurants
  • Services (photography, salon, fitness training, etc)
  • Vacation Home Stays
  • Antique Items
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Electronics (game systems, television, computers

 
LRC needs your help to continue helping others!
 
If you are interested, please contact Executive Director Pam Craven at PamelaC@LRCPolk.com.
 
For more information, please visit the fundraiser website at LRCLoveofLearning.com.
 

It’s time to get the “competitive edge” with college success planning and the Learning Resource Center this fall semester. High school students in grades 9-12 should consider this course to not only gain the skills needed for college, but to ensure that they are well-equipped for the next major step of their lives.
 
Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning provides participants with study skills and motivational strategies preparing them to become more effective learners before advancing to college.
 
Students who attend will learn and practice time-tested, effective and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for college. The course provides small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students develop the study habits of successful students.
 
This course also offers added benefits of quality instruction from certified instructors and personalized Learning Styles Inventories to help each student succeed.
 
The topics that will be covered include: test-taking, building memory, reading and note-taking with a purpose, time management, and successful transitions in addition to other crucial study skills. All of these skills are not only essential for college, but are both useful before and after college, as well.
 
Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning will take place over five consecutive Mondays, beginning November 2, 2015 and ending on December 7, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center located at 1628 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. The cost of the program is $145.00. Be sure to ask about our sliding fee scales based on gross family income.
 

Registration

Register online or call LRC at 863-688-9477. One of the many benefits of this course is the small class size, so don’t hesitate to reserve your place to start your journey to success!