Delray Mayor Honored for Committing $100K to Carver Middle School

Delray Mayor and Principal of Carver Middle School

City of Delray Beach Mayor, Cary Glickstein (left) and Kiwana Alexander Prophete, the Principal at Carver Middle School.

Carver Middle School will be receiving $100,000 thanks to the City of Delray Beach and its mayor, Cary Glickstein. For this donation, the School Board recognized Mayor Glickstein during the August 16 Board meeting.

The funds, which will be distributed in 2018, are intended to further the school’s magnet program and provide additional professional development to the teachers at the school, while also providing instructional technology, a summer academic enrichment program between Carver Middle and Orchard View Elementary School, programming to increase students achievement and parent involvement, and student and teacher incentives.

This is the second time the City of Delray Beach has made such a commitment to the school. An additional $100,000 was donated in 2013.

“Mayor Glickstein has been a huge advocate for Carver Middle School,” said Principal Kiwana Alexander-Prophete. “He has attended several awards ceremonies and has spoken at important events for students and parents.”

The money that Delray Beach is committing to Carver is a match to funds by the Council for Educational Change. The city, Carver and the Council have partnered before for the PASS (Partnership to Advance School Success) program which connected the school with Jeff Rubin, CEO of It’Sugar, to serve as a business partner to Carver to teach students about entrepreneurship. The partnership led to the students’ creation of Carver’s Gummy Pop, which was sold nationally in 2016. All proceeds from the candy’s sale were donated to Carver.

Carver is one of five District schools to add a STEM-infused (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) International Baccalaureate program for the 2017-2018 school year, thanks to a $11.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education Magnet Schools Assistance Program.