Supadupa Reading with Author Ty Allan Jackson
July 26, 2022
On Friday, July 22, 2022, hundreds of students from summer camps in Jacksonville gathered at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Downtown Jacksonville to celebrate the Supadupa Summer Literacy Initiative.
Coalition Attacks Lagging Literacy Among Duval Children
July 06, 2022
More than half of Duval County's third graders can't read at grade level, and the percentage has decreased over the past four years. Children from impoverished, minority communities lag the most, even though parents across all demographic categories recognize the importance of early literacy, according to new research from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. Reversing the trend will take a communitywide effort that eliminates barriers that hinder parental involvement, JPEF says.
READ JAX Social Media Challenge promotes reading 20 minutes a day
July 06, 2022
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County education advocates know it’s not just students who are on social media, and they’re challenging parents to team up with their children for a social media challenge this summer. READ JAX, a community-wide initiative to increase third-grade reading scores in Duval County, announced the social media contest, “READ JAX Summer Social Challenge,” to highlight the importance of reading at least 20 minutes a day. The challenge runs through the end of July.
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.
7 Questions to Ask When Choosing An Afterschool Program
August 24, 2021
KHA gives tips on choosing the right afterschool program for your child.
Jacksonville Receives Multi-Year Federal Grant
July 26, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded a $5M annual grant over five years to Kids Hope Alliance working alongside the implementing agency — the Partnership for Child Health. Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST), the new system of care, will serve more than 15,000 in
Partnership for Child Health, Kids Hope Alliance takes over Duval County juvenile diversion
July 16, 2021
Four years after the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee convened on the order of State Attorney Melissa Nelson, the Duval County Diversion System of Care has fully transferred under the direction of the Kids Hope Alliance and Partnership for Child Health.
Organizations teaming up to provide kids with uniforms in time for school
July 16, 2021
The Giving Closet Project has donated $40,000 worth of uniform and supply donations to the Kids Hope Alliance (KHA), a group that helps low-income and homeless youth all across Duval County.
KHA and State Attorney Melissa Nelson discuss diversion on Melissa Ross Show
July 07, 2021
Nelson and Katoia Wilkins, the Director of Contract Management for the Kids Hope Alliance, joined us to discuss the transfer of Juvenile Diversion Programming to the Kids Hope Alliance in more detail.
Mayor Lenny Curry visits city-sponsored summer camps as they return in person
June 21, 2021
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry speaks to campers at the Carpenter's Shop Center on June 15, 2021.
City of Jacksonville Partners with the National League of Cities to Address the Basic Needs of Local Postsecondary Students
June 01, 2021
The City of Jacksonville is proud to announce their participation in a new peer-learning cohort led by the National League of Cities (NLC)
February 03, 2021
Jacksonville's Kids Hope Alliance helps teenagers find summer jobs.
January 05, 2021
Some kids from the Boys & Girls Club of NE Florida and the Kids Hope Alliance got the VIP treatment by the Jaguars today: A tour of the practice facility, weight room, locker room, and a special visit from Calais Campbell who shared some great advice.
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