Renewing Volusia’s Legacy

Volusia Forever & Volusia ECHO Twenty years ago, Volusia made history as the first county in the nation to tax itself. Citizens voted to approve millage rates to be added to their property tax bills to go towards Volusia Forever (VF) and Volusia ECHO (ECHO), each a pioneering program that improves quality of life by conservation, preservation and green space set aside for residents to … Continue reading Renewing Volusia’s Legacy

Sea Squirts

The Sea Squirts Program introduces marine life to children ages 2-5 years. Adults will accompany their children to the program. Activities may include examinations of species both skeletal and alive, arts and crafts, stories, audio visual presentations, and games. Reservations must be made in advance so we can prepare materials for arts and crafts. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a … Continue reading Sea Squirts

Volusia County Launches Hurricane Matthew Housing Program

On June 8, Volusia County Community Assistance launched a disaster recovery housing program, The Hurricane Matthew Housing Program, to assist residents with damaged single-family homes or pre-1994 mobile/manufactured homes. Volusia County has been approved to receive funds to assist eligible residents, which has been awarded by Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Applicants for … Continue reading Volusia County Launches Hurricane Matthew Housing Program

International Cultural Exchange Services

Enriching Our World Through Cultural Exchange International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) is an international nonprofit youth exchange organization committed to educational study abroad programs. For almost three decades ICES has promoted a more peaceful world by advancing international awareness and cultural understanding to thousands of American families and exchange students from all over the world. HISTORY  ICES was founded in 1991 by John J. Crist, … Continue reading International Cultural Exchange Services

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60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children from June 3 through August 9. Kids in Need Can Get Free Meals All Summer Long The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children … Continue reading 60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

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Funds Available For Children And Community Programs

Grant funds are available for fiscal year 2019-20 programs in Volusia County that serve children and the community. The total funding available is $79,567. Volusia County Offers Grant Funds for Community Programs Unique public services that serve the community and do not fit within the following categories are eligible to apply: services for persons with disabilities infant and maternal health and early childhood services to … Continue reading Funds Available For Children And Community Programs

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Turtle Tots

Educational Programs for Toddlers and Preschoolers Children ages 2 to 5 can learn about local marine life through stories, crafts and activities at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. The program is included with general admission or annual membership. Admission:Seniors – $4Adults (13 and over) – $5Youth (3 – 12) – $2Youth 2 and under – free All applicable sales tax is included in … Continue reading Turtle Tots

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Rec Rangers

Port Orange Offers Kids’ Nature Program The Rec Rangers program is a free nature program for upper elementary and middle school students (9-14 years old) with the mission of fostering young adult connectivity to nature and encouraging participation and stewardship of the parks and recreation opportunities and resources within their community.  Activities are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except the July activity, which will be … Continue reading Rec Rangers

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The Hub and Our Heroes Event

Three years ago, The Hub on Canal launched the Veterans in Art (VIA) program, enabling wounded warriors and disabled veterans to participate in art and music programs free of charge. On May 26, 2019 the Hub on Canal will host a music and food night to raise awareness about the benefits of music in veterans recovery and gain financial support for the program. All proceeds … Continue reading The Hub and Our Heroes Event

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Teen After-School Fashion Program

The Hub on Canal announced on November 5 that they will continue their partnership to support the New Smyrna Beach After School Fashion Club for middle and high school students by sponsoring the Razzle Dazzle Fashion Show to be held in the spring. The event, which will take place on May 19, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Brannon Center (105 S. Riverside … Continue reading Teen After-School Fashion Program