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Dillard Elementary 5th Graders will hear about Science, Technology & INDYCAR Racing!

Dillard Elementary 5th Grade Students to meet IndyCar Drivers Helio Castroneves and Gil de Ferran

Two of Indy Car’s most successful racing drivers and long-time friends, Gil de Ferran and Helio Castroneves, will head to Dillard Elementary School on 8th April to speak to the 5thGrade about their journey from being young ambitious kids in Brazil to success on the international motor racing scene.  The former Team Penske team mates will talk about the importance of science and math in racing and answer questions from the students.   There will then be an opportunity to pose in front of Castroneves’  Chevrolet Camaro Indy 500 pace car.

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INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 24:  Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Team Penske Dallara Honda, leads the field during the IRL IndyCar Series 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, 2009 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Helio Castroneves

INDIANAPOLIS – MAY 24: Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Team Penske Dallara Honda, leads the field during the IRL IndyCar Series 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, 2009 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Helio Castroneves

Known for his electric smile and enthusiasm, Helio Castroneves has driven and danced his way into the hearts and minds of people around the world.  He is a three-time Indianapolis 500 Champion (2001, 2002 and 2009) and the only race car driver to become a “Dancing with the Stars” Champion in 2007.  He has won a total of 30 races for Team Penske and has earned 45 poles in the IndyCar series placing him fourth on the all-time list.  Castroneves will soon be starting his 17th year with Team Penske with the first race on 13thMarch in St Petersburg, FL.

Champions to speak to 5th Grade students at Dillard Elementary

Champions to speak to 5th Grade students at Dillard Elementary

Gil de Ferran has been successful in every area of international motorsport over the past 25 years, from his on-track racing, team ownership and managerial skills to his media and broadcasting work and aptitude for mechanical and technical development.  De Ferran is a double IndyCar Champion (2000 and 2001) and 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner.  The accomplished Brazilian still holds the World Closed Course Speed record set in Fontana, California in 2000.  He retired from IndyCar racing in 2003 leaving on a high by winning his last race at Texas.

 

 

Science, Technology & Indycar Racing is presented to Dillard Elementary School by Ranger Good Works as a part of the Community Exposure Program and STEM Focus.

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Victoria Ranger and Angela Brown “Life Work Leadership Compassion Tour 2016”

Compassion Tour – Victoria Ranger and Angela Brown presented to the Life Work Leadership class of 2016.

Ranger Technical Resources and Dillard Elementary School were selected by the City of Ft. Lauderdale’s City Manager Lee Feldman as the City’s choice to be used as an influential Case Study within their Compassion Tour for the Lifework Leadership of South Florida.  On January 8, 2016 Ms. Ranger and Ms. Brown presented the Ranger Good Works program to over 122 business leaders and city officials describing how the partnership between the public and private sector has made a positive change by altering the direction of the school.  Dillard Elementary is a Broward County Public School, part of the largest school district in the United States.

District 5 School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood shared with the attendees the fact that Ms. Brown had received the Prestigious Caliber Award as “Principal of the Year” for Broward County in April 2015.  Ms. Brown acknowledged Ms. Ranger’s contribution and together they received a standing ovation for their work in the community.

“The Compassion Tour was intended to engage people’s hearts, provide them with a window to become aware of actual needs within the community and inspire them to become involved!”  Amanda Forman, Program Director said “our mission was accomplished, the Ranger-Dillard story and what the team is doing is truly inspiring.”

Ms. Ranger and Ms. Brown’s shared goals are to raise awareness of the “reality of life” for a number of school children in Fort Lauderdale. They continue to encourage those within the community to realize that any act of kindness by one individual to another, especially to children, can make a difference in the world of a child.  They asked those in attendance to be generous and have the courage to lead others by helping any school with their students. There is great opportunity throughout the city of Ft. Lauderdale and everywhere in the United States to provide students with a better educational experience.

Our words of the day…..Compassion, Love and Give… To be continued!

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Hour of Code presented by Ranger Technical Resources & Ranger Good Works was a great success!

Hour of Code – December 2015

Ranger Good Works had a fan-tas-tech team show up to support us for the Computer Science Education Week and CODE.ORG Hour of Code initiative held at Dillard Elementary. 36 Volunteers walked out of the session proudly wearing a ‪#‎BrowardCodes‬ – I coded did you? sticker.
Without a doubt every helping hand left their assigned classrooms with a smile on their face knowing they made a big impact on our community’s children of Fort Lauderdale. Learning to code and be more informed about Computer Science is critical to our youth. In today’s world everything runs on software. The next generation will be faced with their world being focused even more on-line and digital than today. What we taught at Dillard Elementary was not only coding. Some lessons included computational thinking.  (Mathematics, logic and algorithms) The instructors focused the children on problem solving in small thought out pieces to eventually solve the bigger problem.)  The interaction with the volunteers during this initiative gave the students encouragement that they could do anything if they put their minds to it. Coding and Computational thinking are used in many different careers today.  We are proud to have been able to provide this opportunity to our chosen elementary school in the sixth largest school district in the United States. (Broward County Public Schools – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

Thanks to a great Team: Ranger Technical Resources, DHL, Broward College, Spelling City, Nova Southeastern University, Broward County Clerk of Courts, Sitters in a Second, Giant Titan, Merrill Lynch, C&I Studios and several other amazing companies.

 

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Special Initiative November through January – holiday giving – Please donate today!

Ranger Good Works is collecting donations to help supply 1000 students with care packages for the holidays.  Food, clothing, hygiene products, toys and books are needed.

We are painfully aware of the need that exists through the student population at Dillard Elementary.  Join us in aiding those in need during the holiday months.  Ranger Good Works will give gift baskets during Thanksgiving as well as food and gifts during the Christmas and Hanukah celebration times.  We are not a food bank, but we certainly know where we can guide you in your giving.  We’ve established a giving fund and a donation drop off for this time.  The appropriate people at the school will assist in distribution.

Drop off: Ranger Technical Resources

805 East Broward Boulevard

Second floor

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  33301

Too busy to drop off?   Donate here.

Do you have someone on your giving list that has everything? The perfect gift can be a tribute in their name.  Donate to honor a person of your choice and we will send a thank you Christmas/Holiday note on your behalf.  It’s easy to do, but will be priceless for those who will be assisted with the funds. Give a tribute.

You may send a check to:

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RE: Holiday Funding

805 East Broward Boulevard

Second Floor

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

 

Please help us by donating goods or funds today.  Our volunteers will be happy to go out and spend your donation dollars on items needed for the school.  Click here and we will do the rest!

Ranger Good Works will be happy to recognize you or your foundation on a recognition page for this fund. Give a brief message you would like to display.

 

 

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Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary

Literacy Night Dillard Elementary sponsored by Ranger Good Works

A majority of Dillard’s students are entering kindergarten lacking reading readiness skills.  Very few parents read to their children and they rarely visit the library. Dillard Elementary is providing multiple strategies to close the literacy gap.

Build-a-Home Library is once again the theme for this year literacy’s initiative.  This is a school wide/family/engagement initiative for all students from prekindergarten through fifth grade.  This literacy initiative is specially designed to foster literacy independence in young children and to bridge the literacy deficit gap from school to home by giving each child their first book to begin a personalized home library.

What’s needed: 
$2,500.00 or the following items:

  • Books New or Used
  • Educational Material
  • Halloween Costumes (total of 50 sizes from 3T, 4T, 5, 6)

Click donate to assist us in purchasing books and costumes for the children. Imagine – with your donation they will be lucky to have one or two books in their home.

Donations are needed before October 28th, 2015