Support Our Students Enrichment Program


The Support Our Students Enrichment Program (S.O.S.) is a Summer Enrichment Camp for high school students who will begin their freshmen year and continue through 11th grade. The program is a district and community partnership initiative that offers exceptional learning opportunities and career enrichment activities, inspiring students to discover, embrace, and develop agency since its establishment in 2017. The program aligns with Florida’s Resiliency Education Standards (Character, Personal Responsibility, Mentorship and Citizenship, and Critical Thinking and Problem Solving).

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The SOS Core Classes for all students include:

College & Career Exploration (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving): Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of the college and career exploration process and how their own skills and interests align with a chosen major and/or career path.

Budgeting & Personal Finance (Personal Responsibility): Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of managing their personal finances and budgets.

Leadership Development (Mentorship and Citizenship): Students will demonstrate an understanding of the leadership skills needed to be successful in the ever-advancing world and job market. Leadership Development also includes subsidized internship opportunities for qualifying returning students, with the school district partnering with community-based organizations, civic leaders, and a broad section of business and governmental entities to offer job/internship opportunities for students.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Student participants will create and present a culminating project for each core class as a component of the public closing ceremony for community leaders, elected officials, families, and special invited guests.

Program Details

  • Site: Dunbar Community School (1857 High Street, Fort Myers, FL 33916)
  • Dates: June 11-July 18 (Mon-Thurs) (June 19th and July 4th holiday)
  • Student Hours: 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Transportation to and from program provided
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
SOS Recruitment Flyer FY24

How You Can Help

  • Sponsor a student as a business or individual community partner.
  • Provide paid summer internships for students.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Field Day Sponsor ($1000.00)
    Includes: rental of rolling video games truck, board games, and a picnic style lunch for all students
  • Closing Ceremony Sponsor ($500.00)
    Includes: pizza, cake, and refreshments for all students
  • T-Shirt Sponsor ($200.00)
    Includes: T-shirts for all students, teachers, and staff
  • Internship Sponsor ($150.00)
    Includes: one student stipend allocation for the summer internship experience.
  • Staff Appreciation Sponsor ($100.00)
    Includes: lunch and refreshments for all SOS teachers and staff

All Sponsors will be invited to the Community Open House as well as the Closing Ceremony. Sponsors will be acknowledged during the Closing Ceremony and recognized in the printed program.