LSJ Class of 2022 Renovates Boys & Girls Club STEM Room
The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership St. Johns (LSJ) Class of 2022 hosted a Ribbon Cutting Event on September 8, 2022, to unveil the renovated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Room at the St. Augustine Boys & Girls Club location.
The Ribbon Cutting included sponsors of the Class’ fundraising event as well as staff and students from the St. Augustine Boys & Girls Club and showcased the STEM Room Renovation completed by the LSJ Class. The renovation includes brand new Chromebooks, VR equipment, smart boards, new tables, chairs, LEGO kits, and more. Additional instructional materials and resources were donated by STEM2 Hub and a custom LEGO table was provided by local artist Jimmy Davis.
“Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida sincerely appreciates our community partnership with Leadership St. Johns.
It is only through these partnerships that we can continue to impact the lives of young people in St. Johns County,” said
Paul Martinez, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. “This critical partnership will provide hundreds of youth with exposure to exciting STEM programs that will enhance their lives and shape their future. Exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math is critical during the tween years when young people’s natural curiosity drives interest and builds capacity for success in these disciplines. We are grateful to Leadership St. Johns for their partnership and this generous addition to our Boys & Girls Club in St. Augustine.”
Isabelle Renault, CEO and President of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce said, “The Leadership St. Johns Program is a cornerstone in the foundation of our local chamber. Each cohort is exposed to community leaders across our region and learn the diverse aspects of our economy. Each class selects a project to undertake that marks their legacy in the Leadership Program. This STEM Room renovation and the student scholarships that accompany it will truly make a difference in the lives of the young people involved.”
Sponsors include Black Knight, Mastercraft Builder Group, The Bailey Group, Florida Power and Light, St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of Realtors, Woolsey/Morcom Attorneys at Law, Code Ninjas, Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation, the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Upchurch Law Group, JAXUSA Partnership, Pivot CPAs, Tim Huber Insurance, St. Johns Law Group, Orange Park Furniture, Firehouse Subs, Catherine Angyalfy, Brown & Brown Insurance, and Infinity Wealth Management.
The members of the Leadership St. Johns Class of 2022 are:
Erika Alba, Foley & Lardner LLP
John Choi, Northrop Grumman
Ryan Clark, Code Ninjas
Darrell Clarkson, Pivot CPAs
Howard "Skip" Cole, St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
Cory Darling, Ascension St. Vincent's
Julie Hindall, JAXUSA Partnership
Wayne King, St. Johns County School District
Jackie Kotos, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Melissa Lime, St. Johns County School District
Scott Maynard, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
Shane McKay, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners
Teresa Mercurio, RE/MAX 100 Realty
Sharon Mitchell, Florida Power & Light
Berta Odom, RE/MAX 100 Realty
Cory Sakryd, City of St. Augustine
Gretchen Saunders, St. Johns County School District
Nadyne Sneyd; St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
Elizabeth Tate, The Kelsey Group
Meredith Tekin, International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
Mary Anne Thomas, Ascension St. Vincent's Foundation
Cindy Walker, City of St. Augustine
Richard Warner, St. Augustine Police Department
Joshua Woolsey, Woolsey Morcom.