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Orlando Cares

Featured City

Orlando, FL

Orlando Cares

Through six impact volunteering programs, Mayor Buddy Dyer's Cities of Service Initiative moves the needle on Orlando's educational achievement and health.

  • Mayor Buddy’s Book Club encourages leisure time reading and creative expression, improving  literacy in the community by making reading fun.
  • Preschool Ambassadors engages families in early literacy activities, increasing pre-kindergarten literacy instruction.
  • The Garden is an after-school program for Orlando’s youth which provides a safe and constructive opportunity to connect with nature.
  • PathFinders is an after-school program that gives middle school students opportunities to learn about themselves, their values and goals, while developing a path toward a successful future through career exploration and academic planning.
  • Third Grade Reads, powered by Read2Succeed, is a research-based, in-school program designed to increase third grade reading levels by improving second graders’ reading fluency and enhancing first graders’ vocabulary.
  • Take Heart Orlando is a community-wide Hands Only CPR/AED Initiative implemented by the Orlando Fire Department to increase the cardiac save-rate of our residents.

Featured Mayor

Buddy Dyer

Mayor Buddy Dyer

Orlando, FL

Mayor Buddy Dyer has been instrumental in the success of Orlando’s citizen service.  He is actively involved in various volunteer appreciation and recognition events, and often attends read-aloud programs at local elementary schools and hosts book clubs at local middle schools.

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