Celebrating 50 years of community outreach
Posted on 04/23/2021
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This is a BIG anniversary year for the ADDitions School Volunteer (50th year) and Partners in Education (40th year) programs in Orange County Public Schools. In honor of these anniversaries, we are celebrating two groups in these virtual events: The Wall of Distinction and Crystal Awards. 


This year, honorees were unveiled in a Virtual Wall of Distinction, which is now on the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools YouTube Channel. The Virtual Wall of Distinction recognizes pioneers, leaders and community partners who have enhanced student achievement continuously throughout our community involvement programs’ 50-year journey to date. Inclusion on the Wall of Distinction is the highest level of recognition bestowed by the ADDitions School Volunteers and Partners in Education programs. 


Crystal Awards logoThe annual Community Outreach Recognition event program has been given a new name: Crystal Awards! This name honors our ADDitions School Volunteers and Partners in Education, reflecting the fact that they are highly valued for their lasting impact, which helps ensure every child has a promising and successful future.  

 For more than 27 years, SeaWorld Orlando has been a gem of a partner for hosting the Community Outreach annual celebration. This year is no different: although we are hosting a virtual event, SeaWorld is once again happy to celebrate with us by inviting our honorees to be their guests in the park for one day. 


Join us in celebrating more than 56,000 ADDitions School Volunteers and 2,600 business partnerships by watching and sharing the Crystal Awards on April 23!


To learn more about the Wall of Distinction and view the Crystal Awards printed program, please go to:


Be sure to use our hashtags in social media participation in the event #ocpscrystal #ocpswod



Debi Pedraza                                       Pam Carson

Executive Director                               Assistant Director

Foundation for OCPS                          Foundation for OCPS and Community Outreach

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