2023 OCSW Grant Winner is Beyond Expectations

Beyond Expectations was the winner of the Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) $500 Service to Okaloosa County Women Grant for 2023. OCCSW Chair Sabina Zanguze presented the check to director Karen Reid representing the Lotus Project. Also pictured here from left to right are OCCSW members Michelle Wright, Glenda Lichorwic, Beth Madrigal, Beyond Expectations Director Karen Reid, OCCSW Chair Sabina Zanguze, Beyond Expectations team members Ashley Brown and Alex Fuller. Beyond Expectations is a 501C3 organization and will be using these funds to conduct psychoeducational groups which provide confidence boosting skills girls can apply for the rest of their lives. Fifteen 3 rd to 5 th grade young ladies who will be scholarshiped into this 6 week resiliency skill program through these funds. The OCCSW is thrilled to partner with such a fantastic organization serving youth in Okaloosa County. The girls are in their third week, as of Feb, 7, and loving the skills and relationships they are building.
2023 OCSW Grant Winner Beyond Expectations