The Orange Bowl Media Center Makeover Project is powered by Extra Yard for Teachers, which elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers through the implementation of programs in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development. In the first five years, the CFP Foundation and its partners have raised $30 million in support of education, impacting 250,000 teachers and over 5.5 million students.
All three winning schools will receive new modernized classroom furniture that makes for a more inviting and exciting learning environment such as book shelves, tables, desks, chairs, as well as soft colorful seating for reading areas and creative spaces. The installations were completed by CFP Foundation partner, School Specialty, Inc. (SSI), featuring SSI Guardian home of the 21st Century Safe School™ and provider of innovative solutions that support integrated learning environments for improved student social, emotional, mental and physical well-being.
The media centers serve as the information hub of the schools where students can read and check out books and use computers. Faculty, staff and parents of students will also see a benefit from the updated media centers as many faculty, staff and parent meetings and trainings are held in the school media centers, as well.