We had the pleasure of honoring our 2017 scholarship winners at our annual Second Chance Luncheon this past week. Both students received a $1,000 scholarship with the help of Staples and Sherry Lambson of South Milhausen, P.A.
2017 Second Chance of Florida Scholarship Winners
- Maiya Smith
- Maryam Oginni
We wish them both the very best as they head off to college this fall and begin an exciting new chapter in their lives!
Dr. Jeffery Shebovsky and Dr. Eric Feiter generously donated $3000.00 dollars to the Second Chance of Florida Foundation, this donations will help three young adults pursue their education and achieve a better future. This is not something uncommon for Dr. Shebovsky and Dr. Feiter, since their whole approach towards their company is helping their patients live better, healthier and pain free lives. The Orlando Chiropractor’s Philosophy towards medicine is quite nontraditional, they do not want to just fix the current problem like a traditional doctor. They believe that living healthy with reduce the risk of illness in pain in the future. It is also important that their patients are “cozy and familiar, offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost”.
Dr. Shebovsky, Dr. Feiter and their team are dedicated to helping you obtain optimal health by designing a program specifically tailored to your needs. They take pride in their work and have received quite a bit of recognition for their outstanding work , professional sports teams even come to Dr. Shebovsky for their personal care. All of their clients have glowing reviews of their work and their hospitality. They are truly the only choice when looking for a Chiropractor or a Wellness center in the Orlando area.
Evans High School held their Senior Awards this week. Second Chance of Florida Foundation with BMO Harris Bank awarded Ranitra Walker with a $1,000.00 scholarship. We are also excited to announce that Ranitra is in the Top 25 Academic Seniors. We are so proud!!
The Second Chance of Florida Foundation is excited to announce Ranitra Walker has been accepted to the University of Florida!!
This was her first choice for a university and we here at Second Chances could not be prouder!!
University of Florida is a public institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,598, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 2,000 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Florida’s ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 54. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,656 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $27,933 (2011-12).
The Second Chance Of Florida Foundation had the pleasure of meeting with the District Manager and Development Director of the POPS program. POPS stands for Professional Opportunities Program For Students. Inc.
The primary goal of the POPS program is to motivate diverse at-risk students to complete their high school education and prepare them for future success. Their secondary goal is to reduce some of the at-risk factors through tutoring, mentoring, counseling, character education, money management, and workforce development training.
Second Chance of Florida Foundation was established to meet the needs of high school students who, despite their good grades, stand little chance at getting a college education. We believe they deserve a second chance at an education that can open doors to a better life.
We look forward to working together with our combined vision of preparing students for future success.
Second Chance of Florida Foundation Awards 2012 Academic Scholarship
William Umansky- founder of Second Chance of Florida Foundation selects first scholarship recipient
ORLANDO, FL October 10, 2012, – With the high rate of Orlando residents living on welfare and in poverty, Orlando criminal lawyer William Umansky recognized the need to help his community. He founded Second Chance of Florida Foundation in 2011 to assist students who are doing well in school, but don’t have the financial support to head to college..
The foundation raises money for college tuition and book scholarships for the benefit of students who display academic excellence, despite one of their parents being behind bars in jail or having suffered other significant hardships in their life.
“I founded Second Chance after watching many bright children of our some of our clients suffer because of the mistakes their parents made,” said Mr. Umansky, founding partner of The The Umansky Law Firm. “I wanted to reward those kids that still strove to be the best despite the difficult circumstances they did not create. Everyone deserves a second chance and kids who can succeed despite personal hardship deserve it even more!”
Second Chance of Florida Foundation, with help from supporters at BMO Harris Bank recently awarded the first scholarship to Ranitra Walker, who currently attends Evans High School. The scholarship is called the BMO Harris Bank Second Chance Scholarship after a generous donation by the bank. Ranitra is a promising young student who sets a shining example for future students the Foundation hopes to serve.
Scholarship applications are in! We have received several applications from OCPS students and our board members are currently in the process of reviewing applications. We are excited to finally be able to award eligible students and will be announcing recipients very soon. The Second Chance Foundation will be holding an award banquet on October 5 at the Frontline Outreach church to present scholarships to those students!
We are very excited to announce that Dr. Maurice Chao, Emergency Department Medical Director and Emergency Medicine Staff Physician at Cape Canaveral Hospital, will be joining the Second Chance of Florida Foundation board of directors. Dr. Chao bring more than a decade of community service to our board, including service as the former co-President of the Emory University Asian -American Student Association. Dr. Chao’s addition will enhance our ability to network and help facilitate our mission within the medical field, as well as the Asian-American community where he has served.
With so many new partnerships and developments, we feel that Second Chance is growing into the productive and beneficial organization we hoped for. Keep checking back for more announcements!
Join Second Chance on Friday, September 14 for J. Hilburn’s second annual suit drive! This event benefits Bridges of America, an organization that assists men in re-entering the community and workforce by providing them with gently used business attire. These suits help the recipients integrate back into the workforce and attain much-needed jobs by providing them with a professional appearance.
Donations will be rewarded with a free haircut voucher, courtesy of Superman’s professional grooming, as well as a $20 J. Hilburn gift card. Help change a person’s life by contributing to this great cause and donating your gently used suits!
The event will be held at Superman’s Professional Grooming shop, located at 165 S. Orange Ave., Orlando FL 32801 from 4 – 8 p.m. We hope to see you there!
We are excited to announce a new partnership with POPS Inc. – the Professional Opportunities Program for Students. POPS is a great organization that prepares students for the future by reducing at-risk factors and ensuring students’ success in finishing high school and planning for higher education as well as a meaningful career path. We here at Second Chance feel that the goals of POPS closely align with ours and we are thrilled to cultivate this new union. Check back soon for details about upcoming events!
Read more about POPS on their website at www.popsinc.org.