TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Chester Spellman awarded Lynne Gassant with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition.

Governor Scott said, “I am proud to award Lynne with the Champion of Service Award today for her service to the Palm Beach County community and the State of Florida. I applaud her for her passion for helping others and investing her time educating students.”

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester W. Spellman said, “Volunteer Florida is proud to recognize Lynne for her continued leadership and service. We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize the countless hours she has spent helping at-risk students in the Palm Beach County area.”

About the Champion of Service:

Lynne Gassant is the Founder and Executive Director of Scholar Career Coaching, a nonprofit organization that provides after school mentoring services to South Florida high school students, particularly those who speak English as a second language. Scholar Career Coaching provides career planning, financial literacy, life skills, and college readiness. Founded in 2012, Scholar Career Coaching’s mission is to coach, motivate, and support students through mentoring and scholarship. Since its creation, Scholar Career Coaching has mentored over 50 students from both Atlantic High School and Boynton Beach High School and awarded 15 scholarships totaling over $7,000 to local graduating seniors.

Volunteer Florida is the Governor’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service in Florida. For more information, visit www.volunteerflorida.org.