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 Indian River County. The Community Outreach Academic Enrichment program is offered free of charge to learners and their families.
Miss B’s Learning Bee’s is one of several organizations awarded grants through the program’s competitive grant process.
MBLB’s mission is to assist children in reaching proficiencies in reading, math, and science. Miss B’s Learning Bee’s has provided free one-on-one Outreach program in central and south Indian River County for more than 14 years. The non-profit organization has assisted more than 100 children from deep pockets of poverty in Indian River County to proficiency. Students who have struggled academically have gone on to excel in college and careers and contribute to their community.
While a variety of tutoring services are available county-wide, Miss B’s Learning Bee’s is the only program to help children achieve comprehensive proficiency in the areas of reading, math and science. The program gives children from deep pockets of poverty in Indian River County the opportunity to master the fundamental academic building blocks which allows them to be successful and break the chain of poverty.
Photo: Volunteer Rick McCarthy (right) works with an Indian River County student at Miss B’s Learning Bee’s afterschool tutoring program.