Author engages in summer program to encourage local kids to read
June 17, 2022
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Local groups are working together to help kids avoid the “summer slide.” Kids Hope Alliance and the Jacksonville Library are encouraging kids to read this summer to boost literacy rates before the next school year. They believe they found a creative way to do that. More than 5,000 students in Duval County, who are participating in summer programs and organizations, are reading a book called “The Supadupa Kid” over the next four weeks. Ty Allan Jackson is the author. He considers it a classic good vs. evil superhero story.
United Way Announces Full Service Schools Grants
May 27, 2022
Full Service Schools awards $5.5 million in mental health services grants Administered by United Way. The initiative provides free mental health care to all Duval County public school students
Moncrief Teen Center: $1,000,000 Grant To Increase Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematic (STEM) Skills
February 11, 2022
Kids Hope Alliance along with the City of Jacksonville was awarded $1,000,000 by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) to support local teens to increase Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills in the Northwest community on Moncrief Road.