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  1. Brandon Kiwanis provides weekend meals at Project Smile for Gibsonton Elementary


    GIBSONTON — As they gear up for the upcoming school year, the staff at Gibsonton Elementary is also preparing for another year of helping some of the most impoverished local children through Project Smile, a weekend pack of meals to go home each Friday.

    Wish Farms teamed with the Brandon Kiwanis’ Project Smile effort to provide blueberries for Gibsonton Elementary students. Mike Daigle founded the program after a talk with his wife.
  2. Kids experience 'college life' through county's explorers program


    Anaiya Payne's participation in Hillsborough County's College Explorers Program got off to a rocky start.

    College Explorer student Riquan Moore receives his certificate of completion from community action board chairman Greg Spearman. 
  3. Students practice what it takes to lead via Bank of America program


    WESTCHASE — While growing up, Kyle Johnson always excelled in academics. He had a loyal circle of friends. His performing talents included music and the theatre. He was versatile.

    Kyle Johnson, 17, who is going into his senior year at Robinson High School, works with Nico Rivera, 9, and other children at the Boys & Girls Club Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in the Town 'N' Country area of Tampa. Johnson is one of five recipients of the Bank of America Student Leaders Award which gives each winner a paid, eight-week internship at a local Boys & Girls Club along with a trip to a leadership seminar in Washington, D.C.