An evaluation of a Washington, DC Power Lunch program conducted by the U.S. Department of Education and the American Institutes for Research showed that 25% of poor readers who participated in the program improved their academic performance and 16% improved or very much improved their classroom behaviors. To launch the Power Lunch program at a new school, Everybody Wins! must first be able to fund and place its own school coordinator at the program site. School coordinators organize the reading mentors, match them with students, set up the reading space, and serve as a liaison among the school, organization, and volunteers.
Miami Protection's team members see to the well-being of South Floridians through a slate of security and private-investigation services. With backgrounds that include military experience and police work, they lead training that ranges from basic firearms operations for personal defense to nonlethal submission tactics for law enforcement. Beyond training, these security experts also offer specialized services, such as setting up video surveillance for homes and businesses, as well as secure transportation for late-night grocery runs..
Thrown by Florida Rock Stars, the South Dade Food & Country Festival brings national and local acts together for an afternoon and evening of country music. The event helps raise funds and awareness for Thinking of You Services, a local veterans support organization. As the community rallies around them, all visiting veterans will receive a certificate of recognition with special commendations from the mayors of Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay.
Driving your boat from Miami to the tip of Florida would probably damage your prop and destroy the asphalt. Get a few ticks closer to the equator with a quick roadtrip down to Key Largo, where the floating chariot of today's deal waits. For $90, you get a half-day boat rental from PonTunes in Key Largo, which normally costs an average of $275, depending on the day of week. Pick from any available boat in the fleet, based on intended use, number of people, and soup preference. Depending on the season and day of the week, you may be able to put your Groupon toward a full-day rental. Talk it over when you call to reserve your ride.
Islander Resort's resident purveyors of adventure, the seasoned brine slicers of Islander Watersports grant a glimpse of the sailor's life with solo kayak and sailboat rentals. Select a single-person kayak and cruise the Keys at your own pace, paddling in the shallows near the beach or tackling the open sea to search for manatees or mermaid tracks. Hobie catamarans come in many sizes, each pilotable by a single seaperson but some able to tote up to six crew members. Experienced sailors can set sail immediately, but first-timers might benefit from a one-hour lesson to learn the basics of tack and jibe ($50, not included in this deal).