At VPAA, we are excited to offer support beyond the classroom. Scroll below for more information on these exciting initiatives!
Blessings in a Backpack
The Blessings in a Backpack program steps-up by feeding children on the weekend. Every Friday afternoon, children receive backpacks filled with kid-friendly, ready-to-eat items. Students return every Monday morning with an empty backpack, a full stomach, and an eager mind. In schools with Blessings in a Backpack programs, test scores, reading skills, positive behavior, general health, and attendance have improved dramatically as a result of children getting the nourishment they need.
Veterans Park Academy for the Arts is currently feeding approximately 65 students weekly and hopes to increase the number of recipients to 100 within the next six months.
VPAA would like to thank the following sponsors for their donations and support of our campus beautification:
The Home Depot – The Forum, Fort Myers, FL
Florida Sod - 863-675-7716 - Labelle, FL
Sega Drywall, Inc. - 239-280-8310 - Ft. Myers, FL
Castillo Transport, Inc. - Lehigh Acres, FL
La Herradura Farm - Lehigh Acres, FL
Dairy Queen - Lehigh Acres, FL
Horace Mann - Fort Myers, FL
Jump Rope for Heart
This year's Jump Rope for Heart supported a VPAA family. Students and staff rallied together to provide funds for this student's open heart surgery!
Laundry Today, Education Every Day
The “Laundry Today, Education Every Day” program is starting during the 2017-2018 school year for students in need of laundry services on the school campus. This project is sponsored by a $5,500 grant awarded to VPAA by Lowe’s. A special thank you to Lowe's for making this possible!
Mobile Food Pantry
Community Cooperative will be hosting a mobile food pantry at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts from 3-5 PM on May 18, 2017. More information on additional dates to follow.
For more information, please contact Gina at (239)303-3003.
CONSIDER DONATING YOUR CHILD’S GENTLY USED PANTS, SHORTS, AND SOCKS!Have your kids grown like weeds this year? Have you accumulated uniform items that no longer fit? If so, please consider donating them to Veterans Park. Your donation will help families who struggle to buy uniforms, particularly those who are new to our school. Please drop off your clean, gently used, laundered uniforms in the middle school office for student’s 4th - 8th grade or in the elementary office for students in Pre -K thru 3rd grade, or send them in with your child.
Hot Supper Program
VPAA's Hot Supper Program is available to students participating in after school activities free of cost.