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Kappa Kappa Iota - Florida
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About Kappa Kappa Iota - Florida
We are the Florida Chapters of National Kappa Kappa Iota, which is a 503C non-profit organization. The mission of our organization shall be to promote the advancement of education by providing an effective network for the exchange of education and teaching practices by educators. Kappa Kappa Iota proudly sponsors the The Kempe Center as its National Philanthropic Project. The Kempe Foundation’s mission is increase awareness, engage in advocacy and secure and provide more resources for the work of The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado and the nation. In the last 3 years, Kappa members have contributed nearly $10,000 to this endeavor. Donations received from National, Local, Council, and State Chapters, as well as individual members, all help to improve the lives of abused children and to prevent others from being maltreated. The Kempe Center specializes in nine innovative programs that treat abused children (from birth to age 18), trains medical professionals and researches new methods to prevent child abuse and neglect. Last year Kempe treated 1,500 children and their families and trained more than 2,500 professionals across the country. From our Therapeutic Preschool, to our mentoring program, to our Postpartum Depression Intervention Program, Kempe has been helping children reclaim their lives for more than 40 years. For more information visit: www.kempe.org. OTHER PHILANTHROPIC ENDEAVORS: While the Kempe Center is the designated National Philanthropic Project, Kappas across the United States support a variety of additional causes in their communities to better the lives of children everywhere. For example, members Sigma Chapter in FL help support youth and families through the Sarasota YMCA, the Safe Children Coalition (SCC). This is a collaboration between the Y and local community entities who together provide a continuum of child welfare services for dependent children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Sigma supports these families through donations of time, money and items. Other Florida organizations that our FL Chapters help include; Relay for Life, Ronald McDonald House, Make a Difference Day, Books & Bears for Police and Hospitals, etc. EDUCATIONAL GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS Florida Kappa's award two Classroom Grants each year for local teachers, and many Educational Scholarships for students who are seeking a degree in Education through state college scholarship programs. The National Kappa Kappa Iota organization also awards six grants and scholarships annually.
9112 68th Ave. E, Bradenton, FL 34202
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