“I used to get F’s and D’s on my report card and now I’m getting A’s and B’s because I didn’t study and now that I come to the (Community Learning) Center, I study. I have fun here with all my friends including Ivonne (tutor).” -J.P. (5th grade student) Well done, David, for all of your hard work with J.P. It really is making a big difference!
*J.P. pictured with amazing CLC tutors Bitten (left), Ivonne (center) and David (right).
Jen NickersonHomework Help Program Helps Students Succeed
PRO TUTORING STUDENT SUCCESS! “I got better at math by learning the definitions because I understood what the teacher was talking about when he used a certain term in class. I used to make low D’s and high F’s but now I’m making high C’s and B’s and I just received an A on my math test!” -J.G. (10th grade student)
Congratulations to Marnie Anderson Trainor who received the Good Neighbor Award from the Pinellas Realtor Organization today! Marnie’s stellar contributions over the past ten years resulted in a $1000 donation to Community Learning Center! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU, MARNIE! We love you!
ANOTHER AMAZING ADULT STUDENT SUCCESS! “I am beginning to understand the hows and whys of the charts of grammar. 1st person = I, 2nd person = you, 3rd person = they and how it affects the ‘be’ word: I am, you are, he is, she is, it is, we are, you are, they are. Also, (I understand) the different forms of the ‘be’ word and how to use it properly in a sentence.” -C.G.
Join us for the 6th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament at the Innisbrook Resort’s prestigious South Golf Course on November 3rd, 2018. By your participation, sponsorship or donation to this tournament, you are helping the Community Learning Center (CLC) expand its delivery capability to helping 300 children per week! Every dollar made at this tournament will go directly to the expansion of CLC’s tutoring programs and projects on character education, drug prevention and human rights. Thank you again for your continued support of the Community Learning Center! Download our flier!
Located at 36750 Us Highway 19 N in Palm, Harbor, Fla. is Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf and Spa Resort. Innisbrook is home to not one, not two but four championship courses all in one location. These four courses were each designed by architect Lawrence Packard – including the top-rated Copperhead course, which welcomes the world’s finest players each March when the PGA TOUR visits Innisbrook for the Transitions Championship.
The CLC Benefit will be held on the South Course
Par 71 • 6,620 yards
At over 6,600 yards, South is reminiscent of a links-style design, both in terms of rolling terrain and numerous fairway bunkering. Ample waste bunkers, a total of 10 water hazards, undulating terrain, and the Gulf of Mexico breezes all combine to make South another great Innisbrook challenge that’s become a favorite of our returning guests and event planners.
1st success – “Since I came from another country I was doing bad in school because I didn’t have that much language structure. So I started the tutoring, and in less than two months I was able to improve from 180 to 215 words in the Florida system (testing). My grades last grading period were C’s and D’s. Now I have all B’s and A’s.” -C.R. (high school student)
2nd success a month later – “I’ve got straight A’s at school now!! When I first got here, my grades were mostly C’s and D’s. At my reading class, we have a rotation schedule that has similar reading and comprehension levels. In August, I was in the lowest level, and now that we started the new semester, I am in the highest level.” -C.R. (high school student)
*In less than three months, C.R. made Honor Roll and then Principal’s List and improved her reading scores from a 3rd grade level to a 9th grade level.
Kristen HarperStudent Success – Straight A’s in School Now!
CLC Academy student, G., has been dreaming of becoming a chef. He often cooks at home for his mother, father and siblings and he imagines a day when he can help support his family through his profession.
CLC Executive Director, Jen Nickerson, arranged a trip for G. to meet two award-winning chefs. Zoltan (pictured on right) is an Executive Chef and Kevin (pictured on left) ranks #1 young chef in the United States and #2 in the world. They toured G. through their kitchen and shared so much about their occupation with this bright, young boy. G. was able to ask countless questions and was completely inspired by this amazing experience!
Kristen HarperCLC Academy student meets award-winning chefs!
CLC Executives were honored to help a CLC Academy family build a new home with Habitat for Humanity Pinellas. Habitat brings community volunteers, corporate donors, civic organizations and faith groups together to build affordable homes for low-income families and individuals. CLC helped with caulking windows and doors, spray foam, exterior paint, clean up and more. We will return during Spring Break at the end of March to help with the final touches. Our CLC Academy family will move into their new home in April!