Another VMS Success Story Blossoming

  • February 24, 2023
  • /   Steve Nissim, SCI Chief Storyteller
  • /   leadership,leadership-development,studer-community-institute
VMS mentees Stelios and Cristin Peterson get advice from mentors Buddy Cummings, Nikki Cummings, and Jessica Griffen.
Greek's Catering & Events VMS Session

SCI Featured on ''Connecting The Community'' Broadcast

  • November 28, 2022
  • /   Steve Nissim
  • /   early learning,early-learning
The episode of ''Connecting The Community'' featured SCI President Rachael Gillette along with team members Frency Moore and Donte Sheppard.
Studer Community Institute featured on popular WSRE-TV (PBS for the Gulf Coast) show

Reading with children is critical to success in school and life

  • March 15, 2022
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early learning
Hiapatia Holley reads to her son during a break at Montclair Elementary's Muffins with Moms event
The importance of reading daily to children at home — with parents or siblings — cannot to be overestimated.

Ex-athlete uses his books and life story to encourage kids to read

  • March 3, 2022
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early learning
Former football standout and educator reminds students at Montclair Elementary that reading, studying and working hard can lead to success in school and life.
From football standout to author, the University of Connecticut graduate is now teaching school and writing books, encouraging students to read, study and work to overcome hardships for success.

Donuts with Dads connect families and schools

  • February 7, 2022
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early-learning
Dads and father figures showed up in large numbers at Montclair Elementary's Donuts with Dads event.
Getting children ready for school and life starts at birth, and SCI’s emphasis on family engagement and the power of words and parent talk are critically important steps to take.

Early Learning playground finds home at Gonzalez Court

  • February 2, 2022
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early learning,early-learning
Gonzalez Court is latest site for an early learning garden in Pensacola
A new year ushers in a new place for children to play and learn. Area Housing Commission's Gonzalez Court off of Ninth Avenue is the new home of an early learning garden in Pensacola. Sandy Sansing and his family stepped up to donate $25,000 toward the playground designed

Training and Development Creates a Whole Team of Leaders

  • December 16, 2021
  • /   Rachael Gillette
  • /   leadership,leadership-development,Training Development
Team of Leaders
“Bad teams, no one leads. Average teams, coaches lead. But elite teams, players lead.” —P.J. Fleck, Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach

Pensacola Eggfest fuels local charities, including SCI

  • December 14, 2021
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning,early learning
Eggfest winners 2021
EggFest charity foodie event sees record year in 2021, donates $65,000 to local charities.

Bringing Home The Impact: Early Brain Development Success Stories Video

  • December 6, 2021
  • /   Steve Nissim
  • /   early learning,early-learning
Moms Kristen Pesce and Denisha Rogers at Light Up Learning
SCI's Early Brain Development programs are making a big difference in the community. Producing a video about two families that benefitted proved just how much.

2022 is YOUR year for video — and here’s why.

  • December 6, 2021
  • /   Morgan Milbradt
  • /   leadership-development,leadership,Training Development
Vivid Bridge Studios
Creating a successful video is about more than just hiring a videographer to show up with a camera. It's finding an extension of your organization that's strategically developed into a valuable communication tool.