CHARITIES

Drive for Education

100% of the net earnings of the tournament support local and international programs of our club.

80% of the net proceeds of the tournament will be split between The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. and De LaSalle Academy.  Sponsors will be able to direct their contribution to either program, or split them equally.

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De LaSalle Academy educates children with special needs, providing a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment, where each student’s diverse ability is honored and valued.

De LaSalle offers a rigorous academic program for students who learn differently.

 

Students are assessed to identify their specific strengths and weaknesses. Class placement, resources, and goals are determined based on the student’s profile.

 

Modifications to the educational program may include changes in curriculum, supplemental materials or equipment, and the provision of specialized physical adaptations that fully allow students to participate in the educational environment. Our students are presented with materials in a manner that closely matches their individual learning styles. Supplemental materials are carefully researched and incorporated to enhance student learning.

 

School faculty works collaboratively to develop a Student Support Plan for each student annually. This plan outlines the profile of the learner and highlights the supports that are employed to help that student achieve academic success.

Experience the De LaSalle Difference

  • A full curriculum emphasizing both group and individual instruction

  • Nurturing relationships between students and teachers

  • Age appropriate grouping

  • Supplemental materials and instructional approaches designed to match each student's learning style

  • Technology integrated throughout the curriculum

  • High academic expectations

Since the inception of the Sunrise Rotary Pro-Am over $100,000 of the money raised has been donated to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools for use in the Take Stock in Children Program.

Your contribution is matched by a fund provided through the State legislature.  The tournament raised $45,000 for the program in 2019, which was doubled to fund $90,000 in pre-paid tuition.

 

Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for low-income and at-risk students to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Take Stock offers students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors, and hope for a better life.

Each student who enters the program signs a contract promising to remain crime and drug-free, maintain a 2.5 GPA and above, exhibit good behavior, and meet with their assigned mentor regularly through high school graduation. Upon graduation, students receive a 4-year college tuition scholarship. Take Stock in Children staff meet with students in the program each semester to ensure students have the resources they need to complete school. Student grades are tracked quarterly and immediate intervention is provided should students show signs of academic decline.

The Foundation's comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition into college. This program is funded through a unique public-private fundraising model, and the mentors generously volunteer their services to the children.

We are active in our community, and active in the world.

In addition to our support of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. and De Lasalle Academy, Sunrise Rotary supports charitable missions in Lee County and throughout the world.  In 2019, $11,000 of the tournament proceeds were added to our mission fund.  Click the link below to view our mission page and see many of the programs we support.

Pine Manor Improvement Association | The Rotary Foundation | Gift of Life Florida | Project Dentist Care | WGCU 

Gladiolus Food Pantry | Blessings in a Backpack | The Polio Plus Fund | Rotary's Camp Florida | Shelter Box | Dictionary Day