Caye Caulker Ocean Academy

Mission:Created in partnership with the community and for the preservation of the natural environment, Ocean Academy fosters the academic, physical and spiritual growth of all students who demonstrate a strong desire to learn, preparing graduates to pursue a life at home or abroad with personal and professional achievement. School Motto: Preserving Our Heritage, Creating Our Future Founding Principles: Equitable access to education, youth engagement, experiential learning
Dec 1, 2014

Tomorrow is the day to double your donation

Tropical Santa
Tropical Santa

December 2nd is the Matching Funds Donation Day

This is the day to have your donations matched dollar per dollar right here on Ocean Academy's GlobalGiving page. Ocean Academy was selected to participate in a Microsoft YouthSpark $350,000 Matching Funds Campaign in recognition of our work with youth, entrepreneurship and technology education.   

This is how the matching funds campaign works:

  • On December 2nd matching funds will be released in two batches. The timing of your donation is very important, because once the matching funds are released they get used up quickly. Donations $10-$500 will be matched 100% until the funds run out. 
  • There are also bonus prizes for the project with the most individual donors, and the project that raises the most money on December 2nd
  • Donate online right here on our Ocean Academy page
  • $175,000 will be released at one second past  6:00 PST/ 9:00 EST/ 14:00 GMT
  • $175,000 will be released at one second past 12:00 PST/ 15:00 EST / 20:00 GMT

2014 has been a great year and we hope you will help us celebrate the upcoming holidays with a donation on December 2nd.  

 

December 6th is the Annual Student Talent Show 

If you could come to Caye Caulker this weekend, Ocean Academy students would entertain you with dances, poems, drumming and games.  We hope you are booking your flights to visit us in Belize, but in the meantime, here is our Tropical Santa photo to get you in the holiday mood :)

Finger Puppets
Finger Puppets
Dec 1, 2014

December 2nd is a Big Day

Baking Elective Class
Baking Elective Class

December 2nd is the Heart of Gold Award announcement

Ocean Academy students and teachers have been voting for Danny Michel in the CBC Heart of Gold competition that recognizes Canada's top 20 musicians who are making a positive difference in the world through contributions to charitable causes.  You still have time to cast your vote until 3:00pm December 1st. The shortlist will be announced on December 2nd. The Heart of Gold website link is below.

December 2nd is the Matching Funds Donation Day

This is the day to have your donations matched dollar per dollar right here on Danny Michel's Global Giving page.  Ocean Academy was selected to participate in a Microsoft YouthSpark $350,000 Matching Funds Campaign in recognition of our work with youth, entrepreneurship and technology education.   

This is how the matching funds campaign works:

  • On December 2nd matching funds will be released in two batches. The timing of your donation is very important, because once the matching funds are released they get used up quickly. Donations $10-$500 will be matched 100% until the funds run out. 
  • There are also bonus prizes for the project with the most individual donors, and the project that raises the most money on December 2nd
  • Donate online right here on Danny Michel's Scholarships & School Repairs page
  • $175,000 will be released at one second past  6:00 PST/ 9:00 EST/ 14:00 GMT
  • $175,000 will be released at one second past 12:00 PST/ 15:00 EST / 20:00 GMT

2014 has been a great year, as these photos show, and we hope you will help us celebrate the upcoming holidays with a donation to the Danny Michel Scholarship Fund.

Awards for Environmentalism & for Aquatic Tourism
Awards for Environmentalism & for Aquatic Tourism
Kayak Tours with OA students - book one today!
Kayak Tours with OA students - book one today!
HEART OF GOLD!!!
HEART OF GOLD!!!
Students volunteering with the cat & dog rescue
Students volunteering with the cat & dog rescue
Creating code, mobile apps and Adobe videos
Creating code, mobile apps and Adobe videos

Links:

Nov 28, 2014

We are thankful

We are thankful for our fun-loving students!

The t-shirts say it all :)  

We are thankful for our international volunteers and community mentors!

Students are exploring career options and thus far have interviewed a doctor, dog groomer, tour guide, T.V. personality, civil engineer and a restauranteer. Volunteers have come to Ocean Academy this year to tutor Math, coach volleyball and yoga, teach portrait art and repair computers.

We are thankful for your continued support! 

Mark December 2nd on your calendar.  This is a great fundraising opportunity to match your donations dollar per dollar right here on Ocean Academy's GlobalGiving page.  Ocean Academy was selected to participate in a Microsoft YouthSpark $350,000 Matching Funds Campaign because of our work with youth, entrepreneurship and technology education.  For example, Ocean Academy students are learning Hour of Code and Adobe video editing in their computer classes, and are also creating their own mobile apps.  

This is how the matching funds campaign works:

  • On December 2nd matching funds will be released in two batches. The timing of your donation is very important, because once the matching funds are released they get used up quickly. Donations $10-$500 will be matched 100% until the funds run out. 
  • There are also bonus prizes for the project with the most individual donors, and the project that raises the most money on December 2nd
  • Donate online right here on our "Send 75 Students to High School in Belize" page
  • $175,000 will be released at one second past  6:00 PST/ 9:00 EST/ 14:00 GMT
  • $175,000 will be released at one second past 12:00 PST/ 15:00 EST / 20:00 GMT

Thank you, as always, for your continued good wishes and financial support.  We will send you a reminder report on December 1st about the Matching Funds campaign along with holiday photos.

Volunteer tutoring a Math session
Volunteer tutoring a Math session
Baking Class
Baking Class
Learning about the medical profession
Learning about the medical profession
Learning about dog grooming business
Learning about dog grooming business
Bel Lingo mobile app created by student team
Bel Lingo mobile app created by student team

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