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April 13, 2017

Organizations that support at risk youth, abused and abandoned pets, and breast cancer survivors will be among the nine non-profit agencies featured on the LYNX 2017-18 Public Service Bus.

Osceola County Commissioner and LYNX Chair Viviana Janer and LYNX Chief Executive Officer Edward L. Johnson will unveil the bus 10 a.m. April 26 at the Osceola County Administration Building.

All organizations will receive free exposure by having their logos placed on a LYNX bus traveling Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties for the next 12 months. Each winner was selected in a random drawing of 64 applicants with 501(c)(3) status and operate on budgets of less than $1 million annually. Additionally one of the nine agencies has been added to the rear bus panel.  This will be unveiled at the event.

LYNX 2017-18 Public Service Bus Contest Winners:

Emotions Dance Company of Altamonte Springs raises awareness about social and environmental issues using the art of dance.

Federation of Families of Central Florida Inc. provides support, education and advocacy to children/youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges, and their families. They are based in Fern Park.

Girls on the Run Orlando is a transformational, physical, activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th-grade that teaches life skills through fun, engaging lessons celebrating the joy of movement.

JMJ Pregnancy Center provides support to mothers and families facing difficulties during and after pregnancy. The program includes material support, resource counseling, professional services and in-house classes. They have locations in Orlando, Kissimmee and St. Cloud.

MAN UP Mentoring, Inc. of Orlando strives to continually improve the quality of life for at-risk youth ages 11 thru 17, by providing educational, mentoring and social services that will equip them to lead inspiring lives.

TEARS, Inc. supports abused, abandoned and relinquished animals within Seminole County and works in unison with Seminole County Animal Services to improve both shelter living conditions and quality of life for these homeless animals.

Traveling Tutus in Kissimmee provides dance attire to underserved children around the world to instill confidence, self-expression and joy through the gift of dance.

Warriors on Water of Orlando creates, inspires and sustains a community of breast cancer survivors who share in the empowering, therapeutic and symbolic sport of dragon boating.

Zebra Coalition is a network of organizations which provide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all youth (LGBT+) ages 13-24. The Coalition assists young people facing homelessness, bullying, isolation from their families, and physical, sexual and drug abuse with individualized programs to guide them to recovery and stability. They are based in Orlando.