Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Awards Grant to Miss B’s Learning Bees

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The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation has made a grant of $4,472 to Miss B’s Learning Bee’s (MBLB) to begin offering physical activity and healthy snacks in the Community Outreach Academic Enrichment program for children in areas of extreme poverty throughout Indian River County. The Enrichment program is offered free of charge to learners and their families.

The Mardy Fish Foundation funds projects that fit with their mission of providing health, fitness and nutrition programs, keeping kids safe and “in motion”. 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 afterschool tutoring in central 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 be successful and graduate from high school. 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.

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