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October 1, 2012

Manatee County young lawyers
THE YOUNG LAWYERS OF MANATEE COUNTY celebrated back-to-school month by providing school supplies to area teachers. The effort started last December when Manatee County YLD board member Andrew Boyer, whose wife is a teacher at a charter school, came to the YLD board and explained how each year public school teachers are having to spend more of their own money purchasing classroom supplies. In response, the YLD decided its philanthropic project for 2012 would be to donate classroom supplies to the teachers of Manatee County and provide them information on educational resources within the community. As part of the effort, the YLD received a $1,275 grant from The Florida Bar YLD. They contacted all of the Title I school principals to see how many teachers would be interested in receiving supplies and participating in a resource showcase. Title I schools have large low-income student populations that meet the requirements to receive federal Title I funds. Forty-six teachers responded and provided lists of their most needed supplies. The entire Manatee County Bar then banded together to meet the need. In August, the YLD held its Teaming-Up with Teachers event, where speakers from DeSoto National Park, Build-A-Plane, SMART, and Judge Kenneth Henderson (on behalf of Justice Teaching) presented information on how teachers could use available community resources both in and out of the classroom. Pictured are Danielle Lindauer, Andrea Johnson, Andrew Boyer, Fred Moore, and James Lynch doing the heavy lifting for the Teaming-Up with Teachers event.

[Revised: 04-15-2014]