First Baptist Orlando was presented the Community Partner Award by COMPACT, an organization committed to make a difference in the lives of students for over 22 years. COMPACT is supported through the efforts of Love Orlando, a movement started by First Baptist Orlando. First Baptist Orlando has supported the efforts of COMPACT by providing mentors to students in Orange County, as well as financial assistance to support the program. The award was presented during the 17th Annual Salute to Compact Banquet on September 15, 2011, at the Rosen Center Hotel.

About COMPACT:

The Orlando/Orange County COMPACT program is an education and business partnership aimed at addressing this issue, reducing the number of student drop-outs by providing mentors who challenge students to succeed and reach their maximum potential.

By creating positive relationships, concentrating on academic excellence and community service, the COMPACT program prepares students to become responsible, contributing members of society.

COMPACT is the longest, continually operating in-school mentoring program in the state. The relationship with the Orange County Public School System ensures that each mentored student receives approximately one hour per week with his/her mentor in a classroom setting, and fosters a learning environment that encourages students to concentrate on academic, behavioral and social skills.