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UCF

Established in 1963, the University of Central Florida is a diverse metropolitan research university that ranks as the 6th-largest in the country with more than 48,000 students. Located in Orlando, FL, UCF offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, student development and continuing education, while conducting cutting-edge research that powers the region's economic development. For more UCF news, visit http://news.ucf.edu.

The Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works with partners to advance entrepreneurship in America and improve the education of children and youth. The Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Information about the Kauffman Foundation is available at www.kauffman.org

Florida Virtual School

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is a nationally recognized e-Learning model, founded in 1997 as the country’s first state-wide Internet-based public high school. Today, FLVS serves middle and high school students with more than 90 courses. FLVS provides online solutions for grades 6 to 12, as well as for adults seeking GED alternatives both in Florida and out-of-state through their Global Services Division. Find them at www.flvs.net.

Orlando Hoops

Orlando Hoops (www.orlandohoops.com) was founded by Irwin L. Hudson with the goal of advancing the image and abilities of Orlando’s girl and boy basketball players through motivation, promotion, training, and instruction. Working through public and private schools in central Florida, Orlando Hoops helps children with career guidance, from middle school through to college, as well as remedial coaching. Additionally, coaching camps run by Orlando Hoops often feature professional basketball players from the Orlando Magic.

The Sprint Foundation

Since its establishment in 1989, the Sprint Foundation has provided more than $93M to community organizations across the country. We know the positive impact we can have, and each year we touch hundreds of education, youth development, arts and culture and other community-enriching organizations. Through direct grants and a robust matching gifts program for employees and retirees, the Foundation creatively and thoughtfully delivers Sprint's commitment to championing our communities.
http://www.sprint.com/citizenship/sprint_foundation/index.html

Orange County Public Schools

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) is the second largest employer in Central Florida, with nearly 23,400 employees and more than 176,000 students. Its mission is to lead its students to success with the support and involvement of families and the community. OCPS strives to be the top producer of successful students in the nation. Read more about OCPS and its member schools at www.ocps.net.

Free Spirit Publishing

Free Spirit is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social and emotional health. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Free Spirit Publishing is known for its unique understanding of what kids want (and need) to know to navigate life successfully. They aim to meet all kids where they are (not where we wish they were), and support them to develop their talents, build resiliency, and foster a positive outlook on life so they can reach their goals. www.freespiritpublishing.com

The American Institute of Small Business

The American Institute of Small Business (AISB) is an innovative school founded by Kris Solie-Johnson to educate small business owners on how to successfully start and maintain a small business. Classes are offered via phone recordings and online. Topics include financials, management, Web page design and grant writing. AISB’s Web site is www.ed2go.com/buisness/ .

Live Dynamite

Live Dynamite helps you focus on the power within—the power to become motivated, energized, and fully engaged in life. Live Dynamite’s upside™ approach gives you the tools and support you need to accomplish what’s important to you. Read more about upside at www.livedynamite.com.

Green Apple School Supply

Green Apple Earth-Friendly School Supply offers conscientious consumers a place where they can buy a variety of school and office supplies that are made of recycled, reclaimed, or managed forest products.  By offering Earth-friendly alternatives to the school and office products that are used every day, Green Apple Earth-Friendly School Supply wants to help its customers around the world to "stretch minds, not resources. Visit them at www.greenapplesupply.com.