This is a clothing program managed by Matrix Community Outreach for children who need assistance obtaining proper school clothing. Monetary donations are used to purchase certain clothing items that run out of stock due to high demand or special circumstances. All monetary donations can be sent to: Walton Education Foundation, 145 Park Street, Suite 5, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Teacher mini-grants are offered to all teachers in Walton County each year. Interested teachers submit an application for a special project they would like to incorporate in their classrooms to enhance student learning. The projects focus on important education initiatives such as STEM, literacy, increasing graduation rates, career/technical education, low-performing students, and teaching quality. The applications are reviewed then selected using a blind review process.
Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students, many from minority families, to escape the cycle of poverty through education. We offer our students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. Our comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition into college.
School District Events
2014 brought a new program to Walton County through the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET²) Convening. The Curriculum Department of the Walton County School District along with the help several area sponsors and the help of the foundation is making this event possible.
Teacher of the Year is awarded in conjunction with the School District annually.
Beginning of school kick off event for all staff, administration and teachers sponsored by CHELCO.