During the week of March 9th-13th, a seven-member, Project 81 team completed the Baseline Project in conjunction with the University of Florida. The investigation included the administration of a Florida, standardized mathematics test to over 200 students in four different schools. The purpose of the project was to gain valuable information regarding achievement levels of… Read More THE BASELINE PROJECT FINISHED
A Project 81 team recently returned from Haiti after conducting the first stage of The Baseline Project. During this trip, the translated mathematics test was piloted with the children of Destiny Village Orphanage. Worthwhile information was gained regarding the translation during this pilot, adding increased validity to the overall study. Furthermore, five primary schools in… Read More THE PILOT STUDY
In 2012, Reid Fleshman and Ellie Duty began the Reforestation Project at Destiny Village Orphanage in Pierre Payan, Haiti. In the late 2000’s, the orphanage purchased an additional plot of land for a boys dormitory. At the time of purchase, this land had minimal vegetation and rocky surface soil. This past spring, a P81 team… Read More THE REFORESTATION PROJECT
In the spring of 2008, we cofounded the non-profit organization, Project 81 Incorporated. Named after a small, rural village located 81 kilometers north of Port Au Prince, the initial vision of Project 81 was to transform this remote village by providing the citizens with their basic needs. At the time, their homes were sticks and… Read More THE BASELINE PROJECT
Over the holiday break, President Jared Brown traveled to Delmas, Haiti to distribute the gracious food donations from the Chapel Church of Tarpon Springs, Florida. An entire shipping container of food (250,000 meals) was sent by the church through Port Au Prince and was distributed to the citizens of Delmas and also to P81’s partners… Read More CHRISTMAS FOOD DISTRIBUTION
It has been nearly four years since Project 81 was created. Originally conceived to provide aid to a small village on the coast of Haiti, the organization has grown in ways unforeseen by each of us. Throughout the past four years, Village 81 has transformed from mud and sticks, tattered clothes, contaminated water, a vacant… Read More PROJECT 81’S 4TH ANNIVERSARY!
The Project 81 founders and its Club 81 members from Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School were invited to attend a meet and greet with recording artist, Mat Kearney prior to his Tampa concert. Kearney, well known for his charity concerts and humanitarian efforts, performed at the Ritz Ybor in Ybor City, Florida. The group was excited… Read More CLUB 81 MEETS MAT KEARNEY