The Education Committee has expanded to its original commitment: To have a business presence and relationship with the area educators. This committee is comprised of both business and education leaders. The Committee coordinates the Annual Crystal Apple Awards which honors the teachers of our Southeast Volusia Community that extend the "extra mile" to both their students and our community. This Program was founded in 1991 by Debora Schmeltz and Deb Denys. In addition to this longstanding program the committee will be focusing on "Students of Southeast Volusia" and programs that encourage, assist and build confidence in our students. Programs being considered are; Mentor Programs, Career Extravaganza and Junior Achievement. The committee will also work with Educators to promote awareness for school programs such as collection of books, box tops, Campbell UPC Codes and labels as well as help guide students to fill the skill gap in our area. This committee has also worked tirelessly to help bring trade training to our Southeast Volusia schools, a request of the businesses in the communities we serve.