Our Pledge To The Community
We envision a community in which every child in Indian River County has the tools and the support they need to compete and accomplish their goals.
Miss B's Success Story
LaToya Bullard – otherwise known as Miss B – held the first academic enrichment program for children struggling in school in 2006. They convened around her kitchen table. “That year, I attended a community meeting that highlighted the disparity in school success between children who are considered economically disadvantaged and those who were not.”
Achieving Reading Proficiency
Mateo would literally beat himself in the head because he thought he was dumb. By first grade he was not reading and was in danger of being held back.
Math to the Second Power
Jalissa is a 2nd generation Miss B’s learner. Her Mom was one of the original students around Miss B’s kitchen table. She made it through high school and is now married.
Creating Confidence in
Speaking and Learning
Antoine – a native Creole speaker from Haiti - he came to Miss’s B’s as a 3rd grader with very limited speech and no self-confidence.
Miss B’s Builds Confident Learners
All students have areas of learning at which they do not excel. If they have not fully comprehended and grasped the material, no amount of homework is going to help. And if they haven’t gained proficiency in foundational concepts – like deciphering words, multiplication tables and the like, they cannot build more advanced skills. All too often, they fall behind, their self-esteem suffers and eventually they are at risk of dropping out.
Meet Our Volunteers
When I saw how hard Miss’s B’s children work and their sincere desire to succeed in school, how could I not help? By devoting a few hours a week to a child who desperately wants to learn, I see them blossom and I know in my heart, they will flourish. It is so simple to make such a life-changing difference.
- Martha L.
Miss B’s Learning Bees (MBLB) received funding from the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation to expand their free academic success program for struggling learners who live in or near the poverty
Head, Heart and Hands of Indian River Club (HHH-IRC) has made a grant of $5,000 to Miss B’s Learning Bees (MBLB) to support children in areas of extreme poverty in