Making Magic Happen

Making Magic Happen

As a parent, Christmas time is one of the most stressful times of the year. The magic of Christmas is no longer magic for me, because I am the one that makes magic happen for others, mainly my children. And when I say magic, I don’t mean just moving the Elves on the shelf during the night, so our children can continue to believe they are really Santa’s helpers coming from the North Pole to spy on them. What I mean is doing some real magic with our finances, so we can buy the presents on our kids’ Santa list.

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The Coolest, Out of This World Type of Job

The Coolest, Out of This World Type of Job

What child has not dreamed of flying to space in a rocket, or walking on the moon, or visiting distant galaxies in a spaceship? We probably still daydream about it as adults. How cool would it be to see earth from the moon instead of the other way around? I always thought the coolest job in the world had to be an astronaut, after all they get to do these things and get paid for it. However, I never really decided to pursue being an astronaut. In my 8-year-old mind I saw becoming an astronaut as an impossible dream, not just because I was a child, but because there really weren’t any role models for me to follow into that path. How does one even become an astronaut? Is there an astronaut school? Can girls be astronauts?

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The Relationship between Sports, STEM Education, Median Income & The Crime Rate

The Relationship between Sports, STEM Education, Median Income & The Crime Rate

According to the latest numbers, Florida high schools produce the highest number of division one college football players of any state*.  However, Florida ranks 41st in America in terms of funding per student in public schools*, and STEM education is the most expensive form of education and often suffers the…

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For-Profit Charter Schools – The Answer to South Florida’s Public School Education Issues?

Public School Education For-Profit Charter Schools – The Answer to South Florida’s Public School Education Issues?

Concerned parents have been looking for alternative options for their students for years. 87% of Florida’s youth is currently enrolled in some form of public school education, and households with children in private schools make 174% of the income of households with children in public schools, indicating a private education is likely out of reach for most students.

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Interim Program Director of the Knight Foundation Chris Caines Joins Manifezt Advisory Board

Chris Caines Interim Program Director of the Knight Foundation Chris Caines Joins Manifezt Advisory Board

Thanks to his belief in the Manifezt Foundation mission, we are pleased to announce the addition of Interim Program Director of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Chris Caines, to our board. Chris has been with the Knight Foundation for the past two years, where he worked closely with Matt Haggman as a program associate and has been an instrumental part of their investment into the community since joining.

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