On December 1, 2019 the JaxKids Book Club marks its 15th year anniversary. Distributing more than a million books to young children in Duval County, the innovative literacy program has helped develop critical early learning skills in Jacksonville’s youngest residents, preparing them for success in kindergarten and beyond.
Jacksonville, Fla. – The Kids Hope Alliance (KHA), U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Florida Department of Health/Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs have partnered to provide approximately 2,500 children with free nutritious snacks and supper meals during after-school hours at the 37 locations listed below.
JACKSONVILLE, FL Kids Hope Alliance (KHA) received a $4M Children’s Mental Health System of Care (SOC) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide integrated physical and behavioral health services for children in Jacksonville. This grant will build on prior SAMHSA awards received by KHA to expand access to care for children and youth
Jacksonville, Fl- On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida opened the Citi Teen Center in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield neighborhood. Designed to serve local youth between the ages of 13 and 18 after school and during the summer, the Center is one of the few standalone teen centers in Northeast Florida.
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