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Gulf Coast State College has a history of committing volunteer time in our service district of Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties. In August 2016, the College introduced the Commodores Care campaign to expand our volunteerism efforts. Gulf Coast is committed to linking our employees to meaningful volunteer opportunities that support community-driven change with the added benefit of personal and professional development.
- TUTORS NEEDED
The LEAD Coalition of Bay County, Gulf Coast State College, and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers need your help to tutor Jinks and Everitt Middle School students.
The 2016-2017 STEaM After School Program focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math activities. The 6th through 8th grade students also need help with their homework. One-hour tutoring times are Monday-Thursday from 4-5 pm. Tutors will work with students individually or in small groups.
If you have questions, contact Isi Ogwude at firstname.lastname@example.org
BAY EDUCATION FOUNDATION TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN
Make a commitment to be a mentor to a high school student and help prepare him/her to be successful. Visit their website for more information.
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST - EVERY SATURDAY MORNING
Every Saturday morning, First United Methodist Church holds a community breakfast at their Trinity Center located on the corner of Bonita and East 4th Street. In addition to serving breakfast, the Center maintains a clothes closet, provides a shower trailer and haircuts, and a computer lab. Come anytime between 6:30 am-8:00 am. Typically, you can leave between 9:00-9:30 am and you will have gotten your day off to a good start by helping others.
- APRIL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK IN THE COMMUNITY DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL.
Bay Heart Ball, Saturday April 1 - benefitting the American Heart Association
Relay for Life, Saturday April 8 - benefitting the American Cancer Society
Color Vibe, Saturday April 15 - benefitting University Academy
Earth Day Bay County, Saturday April 22
Kidfest 2017, Saturday April 29 - Bay County Fairgrounds 10:00am-3:00pm
- GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION 2017 GALA FRIDAY MAY 19
The Gulf Coast State College Foundation will hold its annual 2017 Gala on Friday, May 19 from 5:00pm-10:00pm at the Edgewater Resort Conference Center. The Foundation is in need of volunteers to assist with the event. If interested, contact Lori Eldridge at 850-769-1551, ext. 6010 or email@example.com
NATIONAL "PI" DAY
Gulf Coast Math Professors got "pi"ed on Tuesday, March 14 to raise money for Commodores Care. Students, staff, and friends purchased tickets to see their favorite or maybe not-so-favorite math professor get "pi"ed. The top three professors to get "pi"ed were Lloyd Harris, Ric Mensitieri, and Terri Bedford. The Math Department raised over $700.00 for Commodores Care.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS DAY
The 2nd annual Community Awareness Day hosted by the Bay County Health Department was held this past Saturday, February 18th, in Southport. The event is for low income families in Bay County. Gulf Coast State College collected five boxes of food for donation. Organizers of the event were excited to see they had enough food for every family that came on Saturday to take home a bag of groceries. Several Gulf Coast employees were on hand to represent the college.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
850-769-1551, ext. 3366