Frank Michael Bailey, Jr is the President and founder of Grow Orlando, a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to use Plant Cultivation to teach valuable life skills such as stewardship, self-worth, work maturity skills, and financial literacy. His program includes a work-study program that hires students as employees for gardening, farming, landscaping, etc. for financial stimulus and vocational credit towards graduation! He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Winter Garden Community Garden, a member of the East Winter Garden Alliance, and the first recipient of the East Winter Garden Collaborative.
An Orlando native, Frank has lived in Holden Heights, Metro West, Gotha, Winter Park and is currently residing in Winter Garden. His passion is to change the world and the future, and the best way to do it, he believes, is through providing youth opportunity and experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Conducting from Rollins College, is currently the choir director for the Presbyterian Church of the Lakes and has just been appointed East Winter Garden’s Trans-Generational Choir Director.