Hi Ferne,

Just thought I would drop a note to say hello and to let you know how wonderful our child is doing in the 8th grade. She is so confident and capable. She has a wonderful attitude and work ethic and she's just doing beautifully. She consistently scores high on her exams and her classwork is excellent. She's had straight As or maybe one or two B's throughout Junior High all together. She's really excelling!

I know the tools and resources you provided Olivia has created the incredible foundation she is standing strong on now.

Thank you so much for making such a difference in her life!

We think of you both fondly and wish you the best! Please give our best to Ms. Sally!!!

Kind Regards,



Dear Ferne,

I want to let you know how grateful we are for you helping our daughter back in 2007. She is doing fantastic at Braden River H.S. and is taking advanced Science and English classes-all thanks to you and the PACE program. The experience, although tough at times was worth it!

Many thanks, Michelle, Alex and Lily




Just wanted to let you know that my son is doing wonderful at Sarasota Christian. He is getting A's and B's and his teacher does not feel he needs medication. He has to work hard at this school but I am so proud at how well he is doing.

I can't thank you enough!




Dear Ferne,

Just a note to say thanks again for sponsoring Forty Carrots free speaker event this year. I thought Robert Brooks was great - funny and smart. I think this event is such a great thing that Forty Carrots does for the community, and it makes me proud to be on it board of directors. We could not do it though without support from you,


Julie L



Dear Ferne,

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to be at our parent resource night. You are impacting lives one child at a time,

God bless you for all you do,

Ann S




Thank you for all your help and support with my son's academic success over the years.

No-one understands our kids better than you.

The world is so much better for them and us because of you,

Thank you,

Dan and Jill



Dear Ferne,

Thank you so much for all you did for my son! He has come such a long way in his reading and we all appreciate that,


Nancy V.



Dear Ferne,

Thank you for teaching me a lot these past two years. I will be going to the Gap School this year, and I am looking forward to it.

You were a great help to me,

Thank you again,

Your friend,

Isabelle D.




How can we thank you for the impact you have made on our son's life? You have given him wider doors to the world of learning and you have given him a very trusted friend. And you have given him hope.

My son has gained a level of confidence and self advocacy that didn't exist before.

He will always remember you for that and you will always play a great part in all he becomes.

Thank you,

Michael and Brianna




We hope you have a very blessed and wonderful holiday!

Thank you for all the kindness and help you have given our family this past year,

You're a really special lady,

Lots of love,

Lynn, Marie, and Jared W.




We wish you all the best and happiness in the New Year - I have told you before you are a true blessing to our family. Thank you for what you have done and all you do,

Kelly, Scott, and Mathew L.




Dear Ferne,

I just wanted to write you a little note to just say thank you, I would not be graduating right now if it wasn't for you. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate all you did for me.... I always think about you and I hope you are doing well. After I graduate I will be starting my own business with my parents help. Thank you for everything and I hope to see you soon,

Gina H.





You helped my son tremendously. He is starting the 9th grade at Cardinal Mooney next year.

Thanks for all you do - it does make a difference,

Lisa S