Founded in 1996, The Seaside School, Inc. was one of the first and is now one of the oldest surviving public charter schools in the state of Florida. Its original goal was simple – create a school to address the need for better middle school education in Walton County – and they haven’t stopped since. Seaside School now has over 330 students across two campuses serving grades 5th through 12th. Seaside Neighborhood School serves 5th through 8th grades and is located in the iconic beach town of Seaside.
NWF Guardian ad Litem Foundation supports volunteer court appointed special advocates and the children they represent . These children have been removed from their families for abuse neglect or abandonment. Many are moved as far away as Miami. Siblings are separated because foster families can only take one or two of the children. These children not only lose their parents, but their friends, pets, school and community.
The Walton Education Foundation supports all 17 public, charter and magnet schools in Walton County. Within those schools they support over 900 teachers and staff, over 10,000 students and their families through their programs. Their programs include annual classroom grants to teachers, bi-monthly school grants, annual district-wide grants, and college scholarships and mentoring through the State of Florida’s Take Stock in Children.
Caring & Sharing of South Walton provides food and financial assistance to our neighbors in need through the support of volunteers and contributors.
Founded in 1994, the organization serves close to 400 local families each month providing access to food, support with past due bills, counseling, case management, and connection to other area resources.
Caring & Sharing of South Walton also operates a Thrift Store. Sales in the Thrift Store help cover operating expenses and generate funds to help clients with food, prescriptions and utilities. Items for sale in the Thrift Store include clothing, housewares, bedding, furniture, electronics and books.
For more information about Caring & Sharing of South Walton visit www.caringandsharingsowal.org