GISD to host 8th annual Everyday Heroes Recognition Breakfast

FLINT, Michigan — On Tuesday, March 12, the Genesee County Educational Foundation (GCEF), a nonprofit organization established by the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD), will host its 8th annual Everyday Heroes Recognition Breakfast at the Genesee Career Institute Conference Center.

“The breakfast recognizes and honors individuals who have such a large impact on children and families through the programs and services that the Foundation supports and spreads the word about the great opportunities that are available through these programs,” said Andrea Smiley, Communications and Media Coordinator at GISD.

The Everyday Heroes Recognition Breakfast will celebrate and honor individuals who positively impact the lives of children and families throughout Genesee County. The breakfast will also highlight everyday leaders who provide outstanding service to the programs the Foundation supports. 

According to Smiley, “Each program will present an award to their “everyday hero” and speak about the impact that person has had on the students and families that participate in that program.”

This year, an “Everyday Hero” Award will be presented to the following community heroes:
  • Jeneyah McDonald, SKIP Lead Home Visitor, was nominated to be an honoree by SKIP to a Great Start.
  • Laura Garrison, Principal at Dye Elementary in the Carman Ainsworth Community Schools district, was nominated as an honoree by GISD’s 21st Century Community Centers.
  • Teresa Krawczyk, teacher at Dailey Elementary, Beecher Community Schools, was nominated to be an honoree by Ligon Outdoor Center.
  • Terry Love, Student Success Specialist at Mott Community College, was nominated to be an honoree by Mott Middle College.
  • AmandaJane Schade-Rhodes, Assistant Principal at Genesee Career Institute (GCI), was nominated to be an honoree by Genesee Early College.

Registration for the breakfast is currently open to the public. Individual tickets are now available online here. Attendees will need to notate GCEF Breakfast for the program name. All proceeds support student scholarships and GCEF programs for students and families in Genesee County.

“Ticket contributions help to support scholarship opportunities for students at Mott Middle College, Genesee Early College, and Genesee Career Institute as well as through the Paul Yunker Scholarship, the William H. Tunnicliff Scholarship, and Michigan Leadership Institute,” said Smiley.

The Everyday Heroes Recognition Breakfast was created in 2016 by the GCEF Board of Directors with the goal to honor individuals who have made a meaningful impact on children and families in the community through the organization’s sponsored programs. This initiative has continued for years to empower the work of the local community.

“The GISD’s and the GCEF’s goal is to continue the support and growth of the educational programs and scholarship opportunities for students in Genesee County,” said Smiley.

To learn more about the Foundation or about donating to one of the programs or scholarships, visit: GISDGCEF.
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