Originally published in The News Chief – October 4, 2019
It’s important for young people to give back to their community. As a 14-year-old, this is a mindset that I’ve embraced for myself.
However, with most of my peers spending most of their time at school, it can be hard to find the time to help others and balance schoolwork. Fortunately, I’ve found online school to be a perfect solution that gives me time for both.
Since enrolling at Florida Cyber Charter Academy, I’ve been able to dedicate myself to various causes while still excelling in my classes. When I volunteer in the afternoons at the Osceola Library, I can log on and attend my classes. This would be hard to do if I attended a brick-and-mortar classroom.
Having the opportunity to volunteer more often has shown me how important it is to help others. I’m glad that this school option is available and has allowed me to volunteer while still in school. Online school has also provided me with the opportunity to be a well-rounded student in many aspects of my life.
That’s why I urge all Florida families to consider the school options available to them, and to give back and pursue their passions.
Gabriella Dali-Rivera, St. Cloud
To learn more about Florida Cyber Charter Academy, visit https://flcca.k12.com/