The 4th And Final Day Of Our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer Camp

The final day of our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer Camp was incredible. The day started with an interview with each of our kids by our Communications Director, Lane Solomon. We wanted the kids to tell us what they thought about the whole experience, what they learned, and why they would recommend the summer camp to any of their …

Day 3 of our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer Camp

Day three of our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer camp focused todays activities on learning more about how our military protects our freedoms. The students had an opportunity to visit the U.S. Army recruiters office and the U.S Navy recruiter office. Our presenters were Staff Sergeant  Javik Grach from U.S. Army and Cassie Jenkins, MM2 from U.S. Navy. They …

DAY 2 OF OUR STEP UP AMERICA: STUDENT AMBASSADOR SUMMER CAMP

Day two of our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer Camp went very well! We started off the day at the Franklin T. Degroodt Library in Palm Bay, FL where we sat down with the students and detailed the day’s activities and did a little recap of the previous day.  Next we made our way over the Daily Bread Distribution …

DAY 1 OF OUR FIRST EVER STEP UP AMERICA: STUDENT AMBASSADOR SUMMER CAMP

Day one The first day of our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer Camp was a success! The first thing that we did in the morning was go over how Local Government works. We conducted the “classroom” activity at Franklin T. Degroodt Public Library in Palm Bay, FL. The afternoon was spent at City Hall where we met with several …

INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Albert Einstein

Relativity’s Revelator: 1879-1955 He was the greatest mind and paramount icon of our age, the kindly, absentminded professor whose wild halo of hair, piercing eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius: Albert Einstein. During his spare time as a young technical officer in a Swiss patent office in 1905, …

INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY- Wright Brothers

Masters of Gravity: Wilbur, 1867-1912 Orville, 1871-1948 Wilbur and Orville Wright were two brothers from the heartland of America with a vision as sweeping as the sky and a practicality as down-to-earth as the Wright Cycle Co., the bicycle shop they founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1892. But while there were many bicycle shops in their America, in only one …

IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY- Henry Ford

Prime Mover: 1863-1947 He didn’t invent the auto-mobile, but Henry Ford pretty much invented the modern world, transforming transportation and bringing manufacturing and society along for the ride. As Lee Iacocca, who began his auto career at Ford in the 1940s, wrote in Time, “The boss was a genius. He was an eccentric. He was no prince in his social …

Vero Beach High School Military Appreciation Night

Here are some of the pictures from the Vero Beach High School Military Appreciation Night that Step Up America sponsored. The event was also a baseball game between Vero Beach High School and John Carroll High School. It was a great success!  

IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY- Thomas Edison

Patenting Progress: 1847-1931   Much of the world we live in today is a legacy of Thomas Alva Edison and of his devotion to science and innovation. He not only invented the first commercial electric light bulb but also established the first investor-owned electric utility, in 1882, on Pearl Street in New York City. His phonograph, invented in 1877, launched …