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Education

Our Goal:

Children are born healthy and enter school ready to be successful and graduate from school on time.

Strategy:

We partner to promote healthy developmental growth of children by strengthening caregivers and early learning/childcare center. Ensuring school readiness and K-12 academic success with students graduating high school on time, and with the knowledge, skills and credentials to obtain family-sustaining employment.

Program Support:

Below are the Community Impact Partner programs we are currently funding through our Community Investment Fund to support our education goals. They are listed below:

Funded Education Programs

Agency

Program What They Do

Friends of the Micanopy Library

Micanopy Tutoring
This program provides 50 Alachua County students on free lunch with individual tutoring (1-4 students per tutor) and enrichment up to 4 hours a day, 4 days a week, year-round, free of charge. Sessions focus on homework completion with understanding, supervised reading plus science and art activities.

Gainesville Area Community Tennis Association (GACTA)

Aces in Motion
This program provides high-quality and accessible after-school programs for under-resourced middle and high school students. By using a positive youth development framework, Aces in Motion is longitudinal in nature & focuses on providing consistent support to low-income youth to help them achieve college/career readiness and post-secondary success.

Girl's Place

ACHIEVE

This program provides year-round quality academic support and intervention for the students during out of school time by encouraging a passion for learning, providing engaging experiences, homework assistance and comprehension, and intervention in small groups or on an individual basis, as needed.

Project YouthBuild

Credit Retreival This program provides students in the program the opportunity to earn their high school diploma. The staff work in partnership with the student's former school to analyze their transcripts and retain as many eligible credits as soon as possible to transfer to Project YouthBuild's educational partner, Penn Foster High School, the nation's largest online high school education provider.

Kids Count

Kids Count After School This program serves kindergarten through 3rd grade students from low-income areas who need extra support to reach their full potential. Provides effective after-school programming that includes one-on-one reading tutoring, character and social skill development, as well as engaging enrichment opportunities.

Partnership for Strong Families

Education Advocate for Foster Youth This program works with youth enrolled in high school in Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties who have recently entered the foster care system or have had at least one placement move within the past six months and they meet with program participants to assess their progress in school, provide tutoring resources and eliminate barriers to educational success.

The Education Foundation

Take Stock in Children This program breaks the cycle of poverty by providing a pathway that allows low-income, at-risk students to stay in school, graduate from high school, complete college or technical school and go on to become productive citizens.

UF Healthy Families

Child Abuse Prevention/Home Visitation This nationally accredited program is proven to prevent child abuse and neglect before it begins. They provide in-home parent education and support that focuses on developing positive parenting skills and Mental Health Counseling when needed. 

 

Strategic Partnerships: 

To turn the curve in North Central Florida we must collaborate with key players in our community. Our education programs and collaborations include:

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