For Hometown News
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Port St. Lucie's Huntington Learning Center received a 35 year anniversary community service award at the 2010 Huntington national franchise convention, held October 20-22 in Orlando.
There were 175 franchisees and staff and 25 corporate employees in attendance.
"Our mission at Huntington is to give students the best education possible, to help them master skills so that they can succeed in school," said Craig Perry, Port St. Lucie Huntington Learning Center operator. "To be given an award for excellence in what we do is a great honor. We will continue to do our very best work so we can make a difference in as many Port St. Lucie-area students' lives as possible."
The 2010 Huntington national franchise convention provided a forum for Huntington franchisees, staff and corporate employees to discuss curriculum, marketing and advertising strategies, 2011 goals and initiatives, and more.
New board members for the Huntington advertising fund were also elected and all participants completed fundamentals of leadership training.
Since Huntington was founded in 1977, the company has grown to more than 350 learning centers in 42 states.
Huntington was also one of the first supplemental education service providers to provide federally funded tutoring services to students at underperforming schools through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
The Huntington School Services franchise has helped hundreds of school districts across the country improve their academic performances.