Posted April 2, 2019
Rotary Club of Pensacola President Betty Roberts awarded a check of $10,000 to Studer Community Institute Director of Early Learning, Shannon Nickinson to support the Early Learning Project Brain Bags and Parental Outreach entitled “Millions of Words for Early Literacy.” Rotarian District Grant Director, Ray reported that the two-year project has resulted in “5,377 Brain Bags being presented in 2018 to new mothers at local hospitals to outline what parents can do to educate and build the brain during the first three years.” Research has shown that during the first three years parent involvement in childhood education helps promote readiness for kindergarten, higher IQ test scores and academic success. As of February 2019, 981 new mothers have received Brain Bags. Local hospitals participating include Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Baptist and West Florida.
A second part of the grant is Parent Outreach which continues to provide tools to parents to nurture early cognitive and social-emotional development. Approximately, 270 families in local housing units have received further education resources.
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Posted February 6, 2019
Nominations are open for the 2019 Ethics in Business Awards. The Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, along with the University of West Florida College of Business, established the Ethics in Business Awards to recognize business leaders who adhere to the high ethical standards in their business practices reflected in the Rotary Four-Way Test. Nominations must be received by March 29, 2019
Posted September 24, 2018
Rotary District Governor John Medina and Past District Governor Lisa Weeks visited The Rotary Club of Pensacola on Tuesday, September 18. It was an occasion to celebrate the good works of Rotary and recognize several members for outstanding contributions.