Foundation Day 2019 at Seaview Primary School
What an amazing visit to Seaview! We absolutely loved the time with the kids - their smiles, their stories, their gratitude! Makes everything we do - 100% worth it and then some!
We hope you enjoy these pics as much as we enjoyed being a part of them.
2018 Back Pack Drive at Seaview Primary
Board members and volunteers had a productive visit to Seaview in August. The group distributed the donated backpacks and school supplies to students of all grade levels.
The Education Committee also announced the new high school scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 school year. This year's winners, Natanya Parchment, Lexon Harrison and Yaneque Daley, have obtained excellent grades, high GSAT scores, and have proven to be leaders of their school and community. Natanya will attend St. Elizabeth Technical High School, Lexon will attend Monroe College and Yaneque will attend Hampton High School for Girls.
The teachers at Seaview also got a special treat during this visit. The board members hosted a leadership development seminar and conducted team-building exercises. After a full day of activity, the teachers enjoyed a group dinner with the Foundation's board members.
"We believe these programs will continue to motivate the teachers and in turn motivate the students to continue learning." - David Root - LMF Board Member
In 2013, Lynne Mitchell Foundation awarded its very first high school scholarships to Ashanique Russell and Ashaylia Duncan. We are proud that both successfully completed their high school education and graduated in July. Ashanique (pictured above) and Ashalyia both attended Seaview Primary School and from there went to Hampton High School for Girls, achieving excellent grades and maintaining their scholarships throughout the five years of high school. Now they start the next chapter, with Ashanique now attending Northern Caribbean University and studying Hospitality Management and Ashaylia accepted to attend the University of Technology beginning in January 2019. Lynne Mitchell Foundation is proud and honored to support both Ashanique and Ashaylia in pursuit of their college degrees.
2017 Masquerade Ball
October 14, 2017
We hosted our fifth-annual philanthropic gala on Saturday, October 14t, 2017. This year's theme, A Night at the Masquerade Ball, was a stunning success that featured a luxurious sense of elegance and ambiance at the Coral Gables Country Club. Guests enjoyed decadent cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a 3-Course Dinner, fabulous silent and live auction items, entertainment and a rocking good time at the live DJ After Party. Through silent and live auction bids and direct contributions, we raised over $100,000 during the event, all of which will go to resources that will help improve the quality of learning conditions for primary-school children in Jamaica.
A Night In The Caribbean Gala
October 15, 2016
Our annual fundraising and scholarship gala took place on Saturday, October 15, 2016! This year’s theme, A Night In the Caribbean, featured island-inspired cuisine and cocktails, music and dancing to calypso, samba, and reggae beats, as well as a silent auction and a live auction with proceeds benefiting the foundation’s mission to provide better educational resources to primary-school children in rural Jamaica.
This year’s gala also featured a guest appearance from Jamaica’s Minister of Education, Youth & Information, Senator Ruel B. Reid, who spoke about the state of education in Jamaica and how partnering with organizations like the Lynne Mitchell Foundation has a positive impact. Additionally, the foundation presented two $3,000 scholarships to two students so that they may begin their high school educations with fewer worries about the cost of school fees, books, uniforms, transportation, meals, and other supplies. The two award winners were chosen from among many submitted essays from the Seaview Primary School in Jamaica, the foundation’s partner school. Gavaska Gordon and Tiffany Peart, the two scholarship recipients were both present at the gala event and shared their experiences and their future plans made possible through the foundation’s efforts.
The Gala took place at the Coral Gables Country Club – 990 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33135. A VIP food and drink reception began at 6:00 pm prior to the cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, followed by a dinner, live auction, and entertainment, and concluding with an after party and Black Jack Tournament that began at 10:15 pm.
2015 Donations to Seaview
August 22, 2015
After 3 weeks of delay, on Saturday, August 22, 2015, Lynne Mitchell Foundation was finally able to distribute the much anticipated donation of goods, including back packs, school supplies, classroom tables, chairs, bookshelves, and much, much more, to the students and teachers at Seaview Primary School.
Lynne Mitchell Foundation Day at Seaview
August 15, 2015
On Saturday, August 15, 2015, representatives from the Lynne Mitchell Foundation visited Seaview Primary School and spent time with parents, teachers, students and community leaders sharing the vision of the Foundation for the school and the community and hearing from the community how grateful they are for the assistance we have provided. Extremely gratifying and rewarding day.
Seaview Students Enjoy New Roof for the New Year
January 1, 2015
We are very pleased to report that through the generosity of our supporters, this past December while the students and teachers were on holiday break, we made good on our promise to replace the leaking roof on the current infrastructure, the first and only time this has ever been done in the school's 55 year old history. We're on the move . . . and we're Unstoppable!
Back to School 2014
August 15, 2014
On Friday, August 15, 2014, Lynne Mitchell Foundation volunteers traveled to Seaview Primary School in Southfield, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica to distribute brand new back packs and school supplies to students. The Foundation also recognized its 2013 and 2014 High School Scholarship Award Recipients, and helped with painting and preparing the school for the start of the new school year!
Lynne Mitchell Foundation Day at Seaview
February 18, 2014
This was a special day at Seaview Primary School in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, where Foundation representatives and guests engaged in various activities including career presentations to the students in Grades 4 through 6; and an award ceremony to commemorate the Foundation's partnership with the school and local community. Specifically, the Foundation donated over One Million Jamaican Dollars to fund a special renovations project at the school which includes replacement of all windows and doors.
Night Under the Stars 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Lynne Mitchell Foundation First Annual Night Under the Stars Fundraising Gala, Jungle Island, Miami, FL.
New Playground at Seaview
Seaview Infant School Opened its doors in January 2013. With just dirt at the front of the school, the children were in need of a playground. Thanks to the Lynne Mitchell Foundation, the students have received a new playground complete with swings, a slide, a rock climbing wall, monkey bars, and a clubhouse to help keep them active and entertained.
Lynne Mitchell Foundation. . . Growing Love . . . One Act at a Time!