Grants

Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank all of our partners and donors throughout the years for helping to improve the lives of our Polk County students!

Mountain Lake Community Service

On March 23, 2022, Victory Ridge Academy (VRA) was awarded funding from Mountain Lake Community Service (MLCS). All funding received from Mountain Lake Community Service will go towards supporting Victory Ridge’s Transportation Safety Program.

In order to protect our students from the danger of oncoming traffic, Victory Ridge Academy will purchase Safe Fleet’s Predictive Stop Arm Systems for our buses. This advanced technology will alert students in the case that any speeding vehicles are nearby while they are entering and exiting our school buses.

Both staff and students at Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank Mountain Lake Community Service, Inc. for their generous donation and continued support over the years!

The mission of Mountain Lake Community Service (MLCS) is “to help make a difference in the lives of people in the Lake Wales community.” The MLCS Board in turn performs due diligence regarding each grant request received from non-profit organizations before awarding funds. MLCS, through the generous involvement of Mountain Lake members, annually provides grants to over 20 local non-profits to help improve health care, education, literacy, the arts, childcare and more.

 

Elks National Foundation, Inc.

On December 9, 2021, Victory Ridge Academy was awarded a $2,500 Gratitude Grant from Elks National Foundation, Inc. and East Polk Elks #2882. All funding received from the Foundation will go towards purchasing equipment for VRA’s newly developed outdoor classroom.

In light of the 2020 pandemic, Victory Ridge converted an outdoor area, previously used for equine therapy, to an outdoor classroom. The outdoor classroom is under a large 40’ x 40’ shade, and contains a concrete perimeter with ADA compliant bleachers beneath it. The school will be using funding awarded from Elks National Foundation to purchase picnic tables and swing sets.

Both staff and students at Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank the Elks National Foundation, Inc. and East Polk Elks #2882 for their generous donation.

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A.’s mission is to inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.

 

Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation

On November 3, 2021 Victory Ridge Academy was awarded a $4,000 grant from Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation. All funding received from the Foundation will go toward VRA’s School Wide Behavior Management System, which utilizes a positive approach and aids in providing clear expectations and consistent consequences that help students to become more productive in their learning environment.

Victory Ridge Academy recognizes the importance of establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed for all children to achieve both social and academic success. Through this program our mission is to provide a high level of quality student behavioral support so that educators will be able to maintain effective classroom environments with minimal distractions.

Both staff and students at Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank the Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation for their generous donation and continued support over the years. We would not have been able to continue this program year after year without their support.

 

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Victory Ridge Academy is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charter school that exclusively serves children with special needs. Victory Ridge Academy is based on the belief of the administration, staff and Board of Trustees that early intervention is crucial to helping children and young adults with special needs to cultivate healthy lifestyles and grow into well-adjusted persons. It is our belief that students need a safe, positive and nurturing learning environment to develop communication skills, social skills, academic and technical skills in order to build their self-confidence and become productive members of society.