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People’s Choice Award

This award is driven by an online poll with votes from the general public in the WEDU PBS viewing area. This prestigious award exhibits the connection and relationship the organization has with the community and the people it serves by allowing area citizens to honor the nonprofit that they feel most exemplifies the spirit of the community. Please invite your supporters to vote!

Read the mission statements for each applicant, then cast your vote for this category below.

Applicants

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In the atmosphere of an extended family, Academy Prep encourages and teaches students to excel in academics, ethical and moral understanding and judgment, and life skills. The school is dedicated to educating students by providing an academically challenging, enriching and structured environment followed by eight years of support and guidance.

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We seek to reinforce the power of live theatre with high quality productions of compelling plays that excite and challenge a diverse audience. We are passionate about the telling of meaningful stories that inspire audience to lean forward and engage.

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To educate, empower, and enrich the lives of youth and teens in order to foster healthy, productive, and responsible citizens.

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Beat Nb drives neuroblastoma cancer research and raises awareness, making a difference in kids’ survival today.

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To provide high quality out of school time Club experiences proven to ensure our young people, especially those who need us most, are on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and live a healthy lifestyle.

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Brain Expansions Scholastic Training, Inc. (B.E.S.T., Inc.) is a 501 c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization that specializes in health education programs. They create a long-lasting positive impact with a diverse youth population with specific encouragement and exposure to health-related careers.

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To improve the lives of men and boys through effective and consistent mentorship, rigorous academic support and program/services centered around engaging and empowering the community.

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The mission of Casey’s Healing Hooves is to enhance the quality of life of individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioral disabilities by providing them with free or love cost therapeutic Equine Therapy and Learning and associated special education of the highest possible quality, in a warm, safe and familiar environment.

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To ensure that First Responders and their families have the necessary resiliency, relationship, and leadership readiness tools for the continual demands placed on them through their career to serve and protect.

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Strengthen children and families by improving the quality of their lives through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health and well-being.

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The Children’s Cancer Center is a non-=profit organization dedicated to serving families of children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders with emotional, financial, and educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illness.

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The Community Food Pantry strives to end the physical and emotional hunger of families in a dignified manner. Our comprehensive approach to serving our clients not only includes a “client choice” pantry offering nutritional foods but also provides support services such as health screenings and nursing consults, family counseling, SNAP enrollment and supplemental hygiene items.

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Crescent Community Clinic provides access to health care for the uninsured, indigent and under-served who otherwise would not have health care. The clinic offers patients appointments with physicians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, therapists and dentists for chronic health, palliative dental and behavioral health care. Goal is to reduce individuals use of hospital emergency rooms for non-emergent care through access to health care.

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The mission of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone.

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Our mission at the Dunedin Fine Art Center is to enrich lives through educational experiences in the visual arts. Our ultimate goal is to stimulate both awareness and appreciation of the arts through changing exhibitions, lectures, studio classes and workshops that can strengthen interpretive ability and interactive creativity for both children and adults.

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The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. strives to influence positive outcomes in early education. We accomplish this primarily through programs, trainings, and free-family events that both brings the community together and educates children in an easy and fun way that creates a lasting memory for them with their families.

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The Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County provides administration and oversight of the local, integrated system of early education for pre-school-ages-children. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, legislatively mandated to ensure local infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children have access to quality childcare, early literacy and educational programs. Every year, we serve 150 childcare providers and more than 4,000 children under the age of five.

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Through the transformative power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world. We envision a world that embraces diversity, respects differences, and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.

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FELLA (The Foundation for Education and a Lifetime of Leadership through Art) coordinates art-related events to raise funds for college scholarships awarded to students of limited resources who have a good academic record and also proven leadership roles in their community and/or school.

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Frameworks teaches youth to manage their emotion, develop healthy relationships, and make good decisions for academic, career, and personal success.

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Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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Inspired by Jewish values, Gulf Coast JFCS protects the vulnerable and helps people achieve fulfilling lives by empowering individuals and strengthening families.

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Hands Across the Bay was developed to positively impact the lives of as many Tampa Bay residents as possible. We assist and mentor hard working families in need, advocate for change, support other organizations, and spread love with various acts of kindness. Through our work, we hope to inspire our community to become more compassionate, empathetic, and charitable.

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The mission of the Hispanic Services Council (HSC) is to increase access and opportunities for Latinos and influence the systems that serve them.

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K9 Partners for Patriots exists to save the lives of veterans. Our purpose is to give veterans and active military a second chance at life by empowering those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma through the experience of training and caring for their own service dog.

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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

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Pace Center for Girls mission is to provide girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

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Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) – Tampa Bay has a mission of positively impacting the lives of children in our community by teaching character and life lessons. Our mission is centered around children in youth and high school sports.

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We exist to meet the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We care about the people we serve; our employees and each other; We provide uncompromised service; We believe in what we do; We make a difference.

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To feed the hungry, help families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency, and empower survivors of domestic violence.

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Ready for Life, Inc. (RFL) provides support, resources and guidance former foster care youth need to transition to adulthood.

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With compassion and respect, St. Petersburg Free Clinic changes lives by providing food, shelter and health care to our neighbors in need.

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Starting Right, Now ends homelessness for youth by providing one-on-one mentoring, a stable home, assisting with employment opportunities, teaching financial literacy/life skills and promoting educational achievement.

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Built in 1926 as one of America’s major movie palaces, Tampa Theatre was rescued by the community from demolition on the 1970’s. Today, it operates as the only nonprofit film and cultural center in the Tampa Bay area that is dedicated to presenting independent documentary and classic films.

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The mission of The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation is to secure the financial future of The Arc Tampa Bay by fostering community awareness and involvement.

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To entertain, educate and inspire stewardship of the natural environment.

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The mission of The Florida Orchestra is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring the future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit.

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The Junior League of Tampa, Inc. is an organization of over 2,000 women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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Inspire scholars to lead lives of impact. USF St. Petersburg will shine. USF St. Petersburg faculty and administrators will work shoulder-to-shoulder with students and community partners to build a better world. We will challenge ourselves to excel in research, teaching and service.

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To build and sustain a vibrant arts community and support the success of individual artists through a broad spectrum of tools including sustainable community revitalization, marketing, advocacy, and educational programming.

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Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities.

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