Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Riverview, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Riverview, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Find out where you can pick up last-minute additions to your Independence Day barbecue from Winn-Dixie, Target, Sam's Club and ALDI.FLORIDA — July 4 in Florida is a great time to gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our country.Food and drink are often at the center of Fourth of July festivities. So, no matter what you're planning — grilling in the backyard, enjoying a few drinks with friends or hitting the beach – you need to be prepared. This means picking up everything you'll need for ...
FLORIDA — July 4 in Florida is a great time to gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our country.
Food and drink are often at the center of Fourth of July festivities. So, no matter what you're planning — grilling in the backyard, enjoying a few drinks with friends or hitting the beach – you need to be prepared. This means picking up everything you'll need for your celebration, from a grill and charcoal to burgers and buns, ahead of the holiday.
But, like all gatherings, the host is bound to forget something. Whether you're short a package of buns or forgot to grab your favorite deli salad, plenty of grocery stores are open in Florida for those last-minute items.
As always, it's best to call ahead to check your local store's hours before heading out.
Here are the Fourth of July hours for grocery stores in our town:
Costco: All warehouses will be closed on July 4.
CVS: Many CVS pharmacies, including 24-hour locations, will be open regular hours on July 4, although some pharmacy hours may be reduced or locations closed for the holiday. Call ahead to your local store or visit cvs.com to confirm hours.
The Fresh Market: Stores will be open regular hours on July 4.
Publix: Stores will be open regular hours on July 4.
Sam's Club: Locations will be open until 6 p.m. on July 4.
Target: Most locations will be open regular hours on July 4.
Trader Joe's: Stores will close at 5 p.m. on July 4.
Walgreens: Walgreens stores will be open during regular business hours on the Fourth of July. Pharmacies not open 24 hours per day will have modified hours. Use the Walgreens store locator to check local store and pharmacy hours.
Walmart: Most stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the Fourth of July.
Winn-Dixie: Stores will be open regular hours on July 4. Pharmacies will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Third Annual Girls in Football Scholarship?On Monday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the recipients of the third annual Buccaneers Girls in Football Scholarship, a unique academic scholarship program purposed to benefit graduating female high school football players pursuing a career in sports. The four 2022 scholarship winners – Olivia Zorilla (Florida State University), Kaylen Thomas (Mount St Mary's University), Jairis Gomez (Florida State University) and Elle Bohlman (University of Notre Dame) received surprise bo...
Third Annual Girls in Football Scholarship
On Monday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the recipients of the third annual Buccaneers Girls in Football Scholarship, a unique academic scholarship program purposed to benefit graduating female high school football players pursuing a career in sports. The four 2022 scholarship winners – Olivia Zorilla (Florida State University), Kaylen Thomas (Mount St Mary's University), Jairis Gomez (Florida State University) and Elle Bohlman (University of Notre Dame) received surprise boxes at their respective homes delivering the news.
The Girls in Football Scholarship, facilitated by a $250,000 commitment from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation, was established for graduating high school seniors participating in a form of organized football (flag, tackle, touch) with plans to enroll in a full-time accredited four-year college or university. Candidates were required to have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average during their high school academic career and were asked to submit essays on how they planned to utilize their career ventures to enact positive change in the sports industry.
The recipients of the third annual Buccaneers Girls in Football Scholarship:
"One day, I hope to be a Sports Event Coordinator working for a professional league, collegiate team, or city commission," said Zorilla. "This job entails being people-centered, tenacious, and strong-willed, all of which are qualities I possess. I want to be the one running game day operations or assisting the NCAA when the Final Four comes to town. There is a lot it takes to make everything run smoothly in sports apart from the athletes themselves. This career choice can help me make a positive impact in the sports industry by allowing me to show the next generation of girls that there are opportunities to work in a male- dominated field. Through the Positive Coaching Alliance, I was able to connect with a female mentor who is successful in the sports industry. As a result of this relationship, I am prompted to be a mentor for girls wanting a career in athletics. Not only do I want to lead and impact those girls, but also the people I will work with daily."
Career Goal: Events/Community Relations Manager in sports industry
"An injury can be a redirection into a new path," stated Thomas, who discovered a new mentality after suffering a pulled hamstring in 2019. "I found a love of Rugby. I hope to major in Health Sciences with a path to Physical Therapy and Athletic training so that I can help encourage other young athletes to keep pushing forward when unexpected injury setbacks occur. I hope to show the incoming athletes that they are stronger than their losses and setbacks. I hope to be an example that if you push forward, you'll realize that you are necessary to help your team. I will teach values such as self-motivation, high integrity, courage, encouragement, confidence, and compassion. These values and characteristics are important in an athlete. These are my personal core values. Being a female athlete is not glamorous. I have experienced pulled hamstrings, knee sprang, and broken wrist bones. I was determined to keep playing sports. These injury setbacks led me to different outcomes."
Home City/State: Brentwood, TN
College: Mount St Mary's University – Playing College Rugby
"I would love to channel the passion I have for sports and create a lifelong impact in the industry, "described Gomez, who gained a new perspective on sports by becoming a basketball manger. "Management in sports is of high importance in today's sports world. Sports management ensures the smooth flow of all the activities that are involved in a sports program and provides development in the field of physical education. It both aids and supports a program and its staff, helping them to reach their aspirations and goals in the sports industry. As I go into college, at Florida State University, I plan to major in sports management to have the opportunity to share my skill set and knowledge for the benefit of the sports industry."
Home City/State: Bradenton, FL
Career Goal: Sports Manager
"As a young lady, I have endured the high amounts of stress it takes to be a well achieved athlete," said Bohlman, who is pursuing a career in sports psychology. "By playing football, golf, basketball, and lacrosse I've taken on high amounts of stress that have been extremely overwhelming. I can make a positive impact by being the person that I needed most in a time of failure… this career path chose me when I became the varsity football kicker. I was always nervous because my duty was very individual. The ball snaps, and all eyes are on me. To let the stress go, I would just imagine the ball and myself. When I look up to see the ball through the uprights, all the nervousness fades away. Of course, the more time I got in the position, the more comfortable I became. I feel so lucky to have been a place kicker, as I go through the similar feeling in everyday life experiences. By using my personal experiences, and my future knowledge I plan to be the next big change in the sports industry."
Home City/State: Carmel, CA
College: University of Notre Dame
The Girls in Football Scholarship is one of the myriad of ways the Bucs organization is at the forefront of inclusiveness and gender equality both on and off the field. Last year, the team launched the Women's Summit for Careers in Football, an ongoing program designed to strengthen the pipeline of women pursuing NFL careers through informative, innovative sessions including high-profile hosts and leadership within the Buccaneers' organization. In an effort to engender equality, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation has hosted the largest girls flag football tournament in the country with the Girls High School Flag Football Preseason Classic over the previous four years, presented by AdventHealth. To learn more about the Buccaneers' initiatives, visit Buccaneers.com/community.
Edited by Jenny BennettLatitudes Tours Recognized As A Traveler’s Choice Award Winner Latitudes Tours of Ruskin has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Traveler’s Choice award winner in the tours and outdoor activities category. The award celebrates businesses that have received great reviews from travelers on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the last year was, Latitudes Tours stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences.Captain Dave, owner of ...
Edited by Jenny Bennett
Latitudes Tours Recognized As A Traveler’s Choice Award Winner
Latitudes Tours of Ruskin has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Traveler’s Choice award winner in the tours and outdoor activities category. The award celebrates businesses that have received great reviews from travelers on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the last year was, Latitudes Tours stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences.
Captain Dave, owner of the business, said, “Every tour is unique, from the music selection to the narration. We always put the customer first and tailor each tour experience to the people we have on board.”
For a limited time, Latitudes Tours has a summer special in which kids under 12 cruise free (10 a.m. tour only) with a paying adult. Call 813-641-1311 to reserve your spot.
Latitudes Tours is located at 580 Bahia Beach Blvd. in Ruskin. For more information on tours, visit its website at www.latitudestours.com.
Iron Rock Insurance Is Expanding And Relocating Its Business
On Monday, August 15, Iron Rock Insurance will be relocating to 400 Frandorson Cir., Ste. 103 in Apollo Beach and doubling its office space. In addition to the move, its staff has grown from a two-man shop to an agency with five agents and three customer services representatives. Iron Rock Insurance remains committed to excellence and offers a wide variety of personal line insurance, including homeowners insurance, auto insurance, pet insurance and more.
Call Iron Rock Insurance at 813-213-9600 or visit its website at www.ironrockins.com for more information.
Joanna Springstead With Edward Jones Opens New FishHawk Office
Joanna Springstead, CFP® of the financial services firm Edward Jones has moved to a new location at 13459 Fishhawk Blvd. in Lithia.
Springstead, who joined Edward Jones in 2018, said, “I am thrilled about our new location and am eager to continue to partner with clients and their families in the new space and to help keep them on track toward their individual long-term goals.”
She will be hosting an open house in September where guests will have an opportunity to tour the new office.
For additional information on services provided by Edward Jones, visit its website at www.edwardjones.com or call the office at 813-657-2078.
Tax Happens Named Gold Winner In Best Of The Best Awards
Tax Happens in Riverview was recently named a gold winner in the 2022 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards. As a unique boutique-style firm, Tax Happens provides small businesses and individuals with personalized, hands-on tax and accounting services to meet each client’s needs. Flexible meeting options are offered, including virtual, so all work can be completed virtually using Tax Happen’s secure portal.
Tax Happens is located at 10018 Park Place Ave. in Riverview. For more information, call 813-603-2073 or visit https://taxhappens.com/.
Rae’s Accounting Going Virtual
Robin Huntley has closed her Apollo Beach office and taken her business in the virtual direction. The new app and secure portal are now available and allows messaging, document uploading, tasks and more. Huntley will also offer virtual meetings with her clients.
Image360 Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary And Opens New Location
Image360 celebrated its five-year anniversary by opening a new location. Image360 Tampa Ybor City is a full signage and graphics provider whose comprehensive consultation process and dedicated team of graphic designers ensure you will get the results you want with a unified design language that only a comprehensive graphics partner can supply.
Image360 Tampa Ybor City is located at 1902 N. 43 St., Ste. D in Tampa. For more information, visit www.image360yborcity.com or call 813-800-SIGN.
Tampa Bay Realtor Launches The Sigler Group To Make Real Estate A Real Pleasure
Specializing in waterfront homes on the Alafia River and beyond, The Sigler Group strives to exceed expectations by providing homebuyers and sellers with professional, responsive and attentive real estate services to take care of every detail and ensure all decisions are in the best interest of its clients. Born and raised in Tampa Bay, Becky Sigler brings her native knowledge, industry expertise and a personal touch to ensure that The Sigler Group makes the real estate experience a seamless and satisfying one.
To learn more about The Sigler Group, visit its website at www.thesiglergroup.com or call 813-765-6667.
Eggs Up Grill Features In 727 To 813 Celebration
Join Eggs Up Grill as it joins in The Identity Tampa Bay’s annual 727 to 813 celebration. The celebration is an annual series of events held in the Tampa Bay metro area with the goal of highlighting the unique communities. Eggs Up Grill has a special menu for the event featuring unique breakfast, brunch and lunch entrees such as strawberry cheesecake pancakes and smokehouse mac and cheese bowl.
The 727 to 813 celebration runs until Saturday, August 13.
Eggs Up Grill is located at 3920 U.S. Hwy. 301 in Riverview and is open seven days a week. For more information, visit eugriverview on all social media platforms.
T&J Painting Is Hiring
T&J Painting is looking for a positive painter who wants to grow with a family-owned company. Wouldn’t it be nice to come and work for a company that actually appreciates you, thanks you for all your hard work and has benefits for you? If you are tired of not feeling appreciated, then maybe a change is what you need.
Call T&J Painting at 813-723-9124 to see how you can join its amazing team.
New Martial Arts School Opens In Valrico
Freedom Martial Arts has just opened at 3212 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Ste. 102 in Valrico. Not only does it teach important self-defense skills such as how to handle stranger danger, but its curriculum also focuses on discipline, respect, self-esteem, honesty, belief and communication.
It is part of the American Taekwondo Association, a worldwide organization that adheres to strict guidelines for its instructors. All instructors must pass background checks and be certified in first aid/CPR.
For more information, visit its website at www.freedom-ma.com or call 813-777-0887.
Eats At The Cottage Opens At Old Ruth’s Cafe Location
Hunter Giambra opened Hunter’s Brunch Shack in March to much applause, and it didn’t take him long to realize that he wanted a dinner location as well. When Ruth’s Cafe became available, he approached it with a deal to open Eats At The Cottage at the location and keep many of the staff that patrons know and love. It will serve dinner on weekdays and breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends.
Eats At The Cottage is located at 7409 U.S. Hwy. 301 in Riverview. For more information, visit https://eatsatthecottage.com/ or Facebook @eatsatthecottage.
Brandon-based App Offers Money-Saving Deals
A Brandon-based company is looking to take your local shopping experience to the next level. FlashDash Deals offers the Greater Tampa Bay community hundreds of money-saving deals that have never been easier to redeem through its free mobile app. FlashDash launched in March 2022, serving the Tampa area.
Educators at Riverview High School are anxious to see students back in the classroom as they prepare for another exciting year.SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The first day of school is nearly here and teachers at Riverview High School in Sarasota are getting ready to welcome kids back into the classroom.Gabriel Wasserman, a marine science teacher, is brimming with excitement as he gets his classrooms prepared. His courses aren’t your typical high school class with more fish tanks than books stacked throughout his spaces....
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The first day of school is nearly here and teachers at Riverview High School in Sarasota are getting ready to welcome kids back into the classroom.
Gabriel Wasserman, a marine science teacher, is brimming with excitement as he gets his classrooms prepared. His courses aren’t your typical high school class with more fish tanks than books stacked throughout his spaces.
The marine science classes allow students to get up close and personal with aquatic animals, teaching students how to properly take care of the animals. Part of Wasserman’s job is to show the students how diligent they must be to keep the wildlife healthy.
“That is actually how we impress them,” he said. “You have to tell them they’re living things. They are fully dependent on you whether there’s school or not.”
Those teens taking on a big responsibility by keeping a variety fish alive in their various habitats, but each year they rise to the occasion. Year after year, Wasserman sees plenty of students feeling the inspiration to learn up to their gills.
“I love the light of discovery when they learn something new,” he said.
While some teachers are fishing for the next generation of biologists, others are molding into a different kind of legacy.
Caitlin Bauer making finishing touches inside her ceramic’s classroom walking alongside Judy Brown, the woman who once taught in the same course in the same room. Ten years ago, the two were in class together. Except back then, Brown was the teacher and Bauer was in her seat taking notes.
Back then, the two had a close bond as Bauer advanced her artistic career.
“She had so much inspiration in her, I just wanted to let her glow with that,” Brown said. “And she just blossomed.”
Those early courses sparked Bauer’s love of art and years later inspired her to return to the same space and fill her mentor’s shoes. One day before the school bell rings again, the of them wandered through the neat, open space making a few fixes before Bauer officially takes the reins.
“I keep telling my students I’m on cloud 10,” Bauer said with a giddy grin talking about her new role within Riverview High.
Teaching at her old stomping ground has been her dream for years ever since she earned her master’s degree. Now that dream is a reality as she works to mold her future alongside a friend from the past.
“I didn’t know when I was here that I would end up back here, but it ended up being my dream,” Bauer said.
Brown expressed pride seeing her protégé rise to the occasion.
We asked if she had any advice to pass on to her former student before she moves into the new job, but she thinks at this point the young teacher doesn’t need it. Instead, she emphasized how amazing it is to see Bauer returning to the classroom after so many years away.
“It’s just wonderful, it really is,” Brown said. “That what my hopes and dreams became her hopes and dreams and she’s here now. Can’t get better than that.”
The first day of school in Sarasota and Manatee counties is Aug. 10.
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The 2022 competitive grants cycle provided more than $1 million to 46 local nonprofits.TAMPA, FL — The Community Foundation Tampa Bay has awarded $209,555 in funding to eight nonprofits for projects designed to empower women and girls. The grants are part of more than $1 million provided to 46 Tampa Bay-area nonprofit organizations during the Community Foundation Tampa Bay's 2022 competitive grants cycle.Empowering Women and Girls is one of five targeted focus areas for the competitive grant process this year. Under thi...
TAMPA, FL — The Community Foundation Tampa Bay has awarded $209,555 in funding to eight nonprofits for projects designed to empower women and girls. The grants are part of more than $1 million provided to 46 Tampa Bay-area nonprofit organizations during the Community Foundation Tampa Bay's 2022 competitive grants cycle.
Empowering Women and Girls is one of five targeted focus areas for the competitive grant process this year. Under this targeted focus area, the Community Foundation Tampa Bay focuses on projects that address safety and security; health and well-being; and economic opportunity for at-risk women, girls and their families. Funded projects may include support for domestic violence victims, access to health and mental wellness resources; and programs designed to improve the economic status of women and girls.
"Women face unique economic and societal pressures, along with gender-based health and safety concerns, that often require additional support to reach their full potential," said Marlene Spalten, president and CEO of the Community Foundation Tampa Bay. "We're proud to support area nonprofits that are working to provide opportunities and build support for our community's women and girls."
The eight organizations receiving grants for projects under the Empowering Women and Girls Targeted Focus area are:
"Women are our mothers, our sisters, and our daughters. It is our turn to support them through these efforts." said Jesse Coraggio, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Community Impact at Community Foundation Tampa Bay. "By investing in their empowerment, we are making a lasting impact on our region's future."
The funds are part of this year's competitive grant cycle, which provided $1,041,646 to 46 local nonprofits, a record number. Nonprofits selected for grants focus on five targeted areas—community vibrancy, economic mobility, empowering women and girls, mental well-being, and positive education.
To learn more about the competitive grant process and how to apply visit: https://cftampabay.org/grants/
Founded in 1990, the Community Foundation Tampa Bay connects donors, nonprofits, community and business leaders, professional advisors, volunteers and residents to make the maximum positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. For more than 30 years, the Community Foundation Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community. Since its inception, its donors have enabled the Community Foundation Tampa Bay to award more than $354 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country. Learn more at CFTampaBay.org.