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Here are some of the ways the grant money has benefited EHS in the past several years!

$10,000 to benefit

Challenge Day, which is a nationally program designed for students. The Challenge Day program is created to build connection and empathy, and to fulfill a vision that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved, and celebrated. Challenge Day is more than a one-day program. Challenge Day goes beyond traditional anti-bullying efforts, building empathy and igniting a movement of compassion and positive change, known as the Be the Change movement.

Challenge Day

Although it is a full-day program, Challenge Day goes beyond a one-time event. It builds relationships with students, teachers, mentors and volunteers. Challenge Day not only builds on traditional anti-bullying efforts, but establishes empathy and ignites a sense of compassion and positive change.

Edgewater students and teachers have seen Challenge Day and the “Be the Change” movement transform EHS students’ lives. It has had a strong impact uniting students and promoting acceptance within the school.

The EHS Foundation board is proud of its support for such an impactful, life-lasting program.


$5,000 to benefit

EHS Band Truck (with a matching gift of $5,000 from Florida Hospital)

$3,000 per year to benefit

Staff/Faculty Appreciation and Development Project

$4,000 annually to benefit

The “Eagle” Awards, which includes Student of the Month, Faculty of the Month, Staff of the Month and Volunteer of the Month recognition luncheons

$1,000 to establish

EHS Literacy Council

$50,000 gift to benefit

EHS Foundation Endowment

$10,500 each year to benefit

College Scholarship Awards*

*$3,000 of scholarship funds comes directly from The Edgewater High School Foundation and the remaining scholarships are awarded through donations from private donors.