MEDIA ALERT: The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Holds 10th Annual Strides for Education 5k Run/Walk

Event benefits Take Stock in Children scholarship program

WHO:  The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools will hold its 10th Annual Strides for Education 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Take Stock in Children program.  Suncoast Credit Union is the Title Sponsor of the event. More than 1,000 business leaders, community partners, teachers, and local runners are expected to participate either in-person or virtually.  The event will be following CDC guidelines for the safety of all who attend.

WHAT: Strides for Education 5k Run/Walk raises money for college scholarships to benefit students entering the Take Stock in Children program. Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a statewide scholarship program that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. In Lee County, the Take Stock in Children program is administered by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Students enter the program in sixth or ninth grade and commit to remaining crime- and drug- free, maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher, and meeting with a mentor regularly. Having kept this commitment, students are awarded a four-year college tuition scholarship upon high school graduation.

WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Check-In: 6:30 a.m.
Race Starts: 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Florida Southwestern State College

8099 College Pkwy

Fort Myers, FL 33919

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