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Summer Meals All Summer Long: OCPS extends its free meals program

The school year may be over, but as inflation, rising rent, and the mounting cost of gas take a financial toll on Central Florida families, the season for food insecurity is just beginning.
During a difficult period, Wheatley Elementary gives the community a reason to smile
There are few greater sounds than that of children's laughter. It is a kind of gift that signifies trust, joy, and the type of detachment from the troubles of the world that allows children to simply play without fear or worries.
Baptiste Orthodontics building long-lasting relationships with patients and the community
Baptiste Orthodontics has formed long-lasting relationships with the community we serve by partnering with over 40 public schools and community groups in Orange County.
Goodwill Industries invests in employees by covering costs of college tuition or vocational certification
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida recently announced a prepaid tuition program that will cover the cost of college or vocational school for its employees.
iPromise: Over 40 businesses and community members take the pledge in Apopka
The iPromise Garden project has taken Apopka by storm, starting with famous TikTok personality and gardening enthusiast Marcus Bridgewater, @gardenmarcus, taking the pledge.
Take the pledge Apopka to advance equity and empower the underserved
Re-imagine Communities is on a mission to advance equity by empowering the underserved and at-risk youth of Central Florida, with a large focus in Apopka. Through mentoring and coaching, education …
Apopka residents graduate at Western Governor's University ceremony
Local residents, LaKeda Jones, and Antonio Medeiros received their Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelors of Business Administration – Marketing degrees (respectively) from WGU.
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UF/IFAS receives $1 million grant to engage low-income students in geomatics
The National Science Foundation has awarded the geomatics faculty at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) a grant to boost enrollment of talented low-income students.
Wekiva High School wins multiple awards at Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association competitions
Throughout the weekend, ProStart students competed in categories including Culinary, Management, Edible Centerpiece, and Waiter’s Relay.
Goodwill hosts free webinars aimed to help job seekers with their search
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida understands how tough looking for a job can be! That's why they're kicking off March with practical and insightful webinars to help you be more effective in your search.
Wekiva Pop Warner Football and Cheer Association launches early signup campaign this Saturday in South Apopka
The Wekiva Pop Warner and Cheer season will kick off on August 1st, but practices start during spring break and summer, three days a week at Wheatley Park from 5-7 pm.
The joy of being a pediatric dentist in Apopka
Take a trip with Dr. Alma Correia of Baptiste Dentistry for Kids as she experiences kindergarteners in Apopka and fields their surprising questions about teeth.
Educators statewide invited to apply for free Florida Forestry Teachers Tour
The annual tour brings educators from throughout the state to Northeast Florida for an inside look at the state’s largest agricultural commodity.
Florida community colleges zero-in on dropout prevention
University of Florida researchers surveyed 27,000 former community-college students and found six out of 10 Florida community college students drop out before they finish - even with good grades and only a few credits shy of graduation.
Jenkins retiring as OCPS Superintendent
In 2017, Jenkins received a presidential appointment as a director of the National Board of Education Sciences. and was named the Florida Superintendent of the Year and one of four finalists for the national title.
Goodwill shares some love in February with on-target webinars for job-seekers
 Kick off February with practical and insightful webinars to help you be more effective in your job search. Landing the right job for you is possible, especially when you take time to hone your skills.
Here's a glimpse at new directions for The Apopka Voice in 2022
The Apopka Voice crossed a milestone last year when we published our 10,000th article. Informing, engaging, and inspiring our readers is the mission of The Apopka Voice. But in 2022, we want to do even more.
Feds approve Florida's delayed COVID plan for schools
The approval came after months of delays. Florida and other states were supposed to submit a COVID plan for schools by June 7th, but Florida didn’t get its plan in until October 6th... well into the new school year.
This is the Most Unusually Popular College Degree in Florida
There are over 170 different fields of study tracked by the U.S. Census Bureau in which undergraduate students can earn a degree. Despite the wide range of academic subjects offered at colleges and …
Goodwill hosting free webinars to help job seekers make a change, expunge criminal records and interview successfully
While the unemployment rate in Central Florida remains below 5%, there are still many people searching for their next career opportunity. Here are three webinars to help.
Merry Christmas UCF football: Blue Darter Kaven Call verbally commits to Knights
Kaven Call, a top defensive end/outside linebacker for the Apopka Blue Darters, verbally committed to the UCF Knights on Christmas day.
‘Hope ambassadors’ program expanded in schools to promote student mental health
As Florida students work through the stresses that come with learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, some may find comfort by talking with peers about mental health concerns. Some middle and high …