One of the many goals during the FELI course is for the Class to come together to complete a class community service project. This can by ANYTHING the class collectively decides to complete, the sky is the limit!
Collectively, we determined that we wanted our project to be centered around giving back to children and making a lasting community impact.
Several of our class members are closely connected to the Parkland, Florida community. Through discussions with community members, our class decided to donate our time, money, and efforts toward a playground that will honor the life of Alyssa Alhadeff and others. On February 14th, 2018, Alyssa Alhadeff and others tragically lost their lives in a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
ABOUT ALYSSA ALHADEFF
Alyssa was a loving daughter, caring sister, and an outstanding student. She was a freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a member of the school debate team. Alyssa was a competitive soccer player and captain of the Parkland Soccer Club.
The Florida Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee recently advanced Senate Bill 70 known as “Alyssa’s Law”. This bill, which is now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Appropriations, mandates each public school to be equipped with a panic alarm system.
Our class is extremely passionate about this project, the memory of all the Marjory Stoneman High School shooting victims, the potential this playground gives for healing & reflection, and what this means to Alyssa's family.
We have committed all our efforts to this cause, and pledged to raise $40,000 to complete the funding for the playground! Each of the firms our class individuals work for has pledged to contribute and now we are reaching out to our communities to rally behind this cause and make it a reality.
The build of the playground is scheduled for July 25, 2020 and the dedication by the end of the month!
Alyssa's Law Signed by Govenor DeSantis
Govenor DeSantis signed into law on July 1, 2020.
"Alyssa's Law" requiring panic alert systems in schools to improve coordination and reduce response times by first responders to protect and save lives. This will be implemented with the 2021-2022 school year.