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Our Community Focus: Education

Triangular Pillars

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is committed to the communities where we live, work and play. As the locally owned Coca-Cola bottler serving over 21 million Florida consumers, we create shared value through engagement across three Community Pillars: Sustainability, Education, and Economic Empowerment.

Education, at all levels, is a critical element to unlocking the potential of those who live in the communities we serve. Coke Florida is committed to developing this potential through our Education Pillar, which focuses on key areas: Youth Development, Access to Resources, and College Scholarships.

Education Piller

College Scholarship Opportunities

Coke Florida is committed to providing access to higher education by investing in scholarship programs available to Florida students.

Education Scholarships

Coke Florida Refreshing Minds Scholarship℠

The Coke Florida Refreshing Minds Scholarship is a partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. It covers tuition and most local fees for economically disadvantaged students pursuing higher education at a Florida public four-year university, two-year college, or technical/vocational school.

The Coke Florida Refreshing Minds Scholarship launched in 2023 and represents a $2.8 million investment to support 250 scholarships over ten years.

Coke Florida and the Florida Prepaid College Foundation partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida and the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs to deliver the scholarship program.

Youth Development

Youth Development

As a local community partner, Coke Florida is committed to enabling and providing educational development assistance to students.

In addition to leading programs that provide educational assistance, Coke Florida is also a committed partner with organizations in our communities that help youth achieve their full academic potential.

Coke Florida Youth Development Opportunities

Student Development

Student Development


Mentorship Programs

College Preparation

College + Career Preparation

Access to Resources

Access to resources, for individuals and the community, is critical to achieving full academic potential.

Coke Florida is committed to providing access to various types of resources – educational and technological to under-served students. Our commitment also includes partnering with and supporting events, organizations, and programs that provide youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Youth Development

Coke Florida Educational Resources

Backpack Giveback

Backpack Giveback

Preparing Florida students for a successful school year, the Annual Coke Florida Back-to-School Backpack Giveback is one of the company’s longest-running programs under our Education community pillar. The company has donated nearly 25,000 backpacks since 2018.

Technology initiatives

Technology Initiatives

Coke Florida is bridging the digital divide in communities by equipping computer labs and students with laptops and other technological resources. To promote digital fluency among youth, Coke Florida’s technology training series teaches essential technological and digital literacy skills.

Our Community Pillars

Sustainability. Education. Economic Empowerment.

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