Every September, the Florida Department of Education highlights the Dads Take Your Child to School Day initiative. While appreciative of the role of mothers, the goal of this initiative is to focus on the considerable impact that fathers and father figures – stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other significant male role models – have when they take
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry signed the Kids Hope Alliance bill Wednesday afternoon.
The bill signing came about one week after the Jacksonville City Council approved the mayor’s request for more than $1 million to provide new after-school programs for 6,400 students at 58 locations across Duval County.
That’s about 720 more students than are currently in after-school programming.
Mayor Lenny Curry on Wednesday named six people, including a former sheriff, and business and nonprofit leaders, to oversee the Kids Hope Alliance, the city’s newly formed agency that will carry out city-supported youth programs.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With school out, the Duval County Health Department is teaming up with the Kids Hope Alliance to provide healthy lunches to children in need.
The Summer Food Service Program, also known as the “Summer Break Spot,” is aimed at feeding lunches to children under the age of 18 who might otherwise go hungry.
The newly formed Jax Shines Coalition, which The Jacksonville Children’s Commission is a leading partner, hosted a Lunch & Launch event on September 22nd, at the Main Library. The purpose of the event was to unveil the results of a year-long analysis of Jacksonville’s afterschool and summer learning programs and introduced a strategic afterschool action plan to improve the
Governor Rick Scott recognized the importance of Summer Learning Day by creating a proclamation to make it a statewide celebration! Although Summer Learning Day is celebrated on July 14, 2016, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and our partners kicked off the Summer Learning Celebration on June 23, 2016. To see the photos from our summer learning day event, click here. To
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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On June 1, 2016 Jacksonville’s first lady, Molly Curry will be helping the Jacksonville Children’s Commission launch the 2016 JaxKids Book Club. Mrs. Curry will be reading a Book Club original book to Pre-K Students at The Salvation Army (328 N Ocean Street, Jax, FL 32202). She will be reading to the children at
Florida Times Union
By Tessa Duvall
Thursday, April 21, 2016
At a celebration for all that the Jacksonville Children’s Commission has accomplished in its first 21 years, the head of the organization drove home the scope of the continued need for support of the city’s most at-risk kids.