Mentoring Partners

Brevard County Public Schools
Ginger Blair
Community Involvement Coordinator
2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 633-1000 ext 644
Fax: (321) 633-3620

National Service Programs — AmeriCorps

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Sebastian Inlet State Park, Brevard & Indian River Counties
Indian River Lagoon State Park, Brevard & Indian River Counties
Emily Schwerin
Florida Park Service AmeriCorps Coordinator
Bureau of Operational Services
Department of Environmental Protection
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(850) 544-3596
Program Focus: Environment
Program Year: Jan – Dec

As part of Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators), AmeriCorps members focus on invasive exotic plant management and trail improvements in Florida’s state parks. Spending a majority of their time outdoors, members treat and survey for invasive exotic plants in addition to performing trail improvements and assessments. Members also recruit volunteers to assist with invasive exotic plant management, and educate park visitors and the local community about the damaging effects of invasive exotic plants on Florida’s unique ecosystems.

FL| CC College Access AmeriCorps Program
Brevard Community College, Brevard County
Carmela Lopez, Program Coordinator
Florida Campus Compact
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 488-7782

Laryn Flikkema, Director
Florida Campus Compact
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 488-9660
Program Focus: Youth Mentoring
Program Year: Aug – July

AmeriCorps members mentor at-risk youth in grades 6-12 and at risk college students with the purpose of improving college readiness, access and successes. In addition, members participate in service-learning and volunteer projects alongside mentees and leverage additional student and community volunteers to address school and community needs.