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Mentors are empowering children to reach their full potential.

January 27, 2020

Originally Posted By: Action News Jax DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. — Local students are receiving valuable lessons outside of the classroom. In Duval County, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) mentors are empowering children to reach their full potential. S.P.A.R.K. is a 13-week mentorship program for boys and girls between the ages 11 and 17 who may not live with […]

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Mentors needed at Manatee Elementary ‘community partnership’ school

January 24, 2020

Originally posted by: Herald-Tribune Specifically, the school is looking for black and Hispanic men. When students return to Manatee Elementary in August, they will attend a community partnership school — the first in Manatee County. In partnership with the University of Central Florida, the school will provide students and their families with on-site health, social, medical […]

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A Call to Compassion in Juvenile Justice

January 23, 2020

It’s too easy to judge. The 15-year-old standing with her head down, eyes averted as her public defender speaks. The split-second decision to shoplift, the ticking temper that led to a fight … life-altering consequences. For most people, this child has a single title: juvenile offender. This label will define her for life. But this […]

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Adoption success hinges lasting support after legalities finalized

November 24, 2019

Originally posted by: PNJ.COM Hundreds of children in foster care joined forever families through adoption in the western panhandle just last year. But, when the adoption finalized, their story certainly didn’t end. Long after the ink dries on the adoption papers, forever families overcome new challenges and celebrate their children’s successes alongside Children’s Home Society of […]

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It’s time to change the statistics when it comes to mental health

August 6, 2019

Three hundred billion dollars. That’s the annual cost to society for untreated mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. But the consequences are deeper than pocketbooks. Today, nearly one in seven children suffer from a treatable mental health challenge – yet half don’t receive treatment. Without treatment, these issues can affect children’s […]

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Everyday Hero: She Creates After-School Activities for Students

June 24, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — In Orlando’s Parramore community, day-to-day challenges can sometimes get in the way of children’s learning.  Everyday Hero Nicole Lebron works to make sure students get the opportunities they need to learn and grow – after classes wrap up each day. Nicole Lebron works at a Parramore community school She creates after-school activities for […]

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