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Category: High-Quality Education

Nearly 1,500 books donated to children in ReadingPals

For the fourth year in a row, hundreds of students in Duval and Nassau counties will receive free books to add to their at-home library….

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Boys & Girls Clubs offers a summer to remember for local youth

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida summer camps provide young people with the daily excitement they crave during the summer through fun, educational programs helping them discover opportunities to build their great futures.

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PACE helps girls see college as a viable option

United Way partner, PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville, partners with several universities, state colleges and vocational schools to help girls understand college can be a viable idea.

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Four reasons you should help “Stuff the Bus”

Four reasons to support Stuff the Bus, an annual initiative supporting schools, teachers and students in Duval County.

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Mentor made all the difference to graduating Jacksonville teen

Children in Achievers For Life rely on their adult mentors to be a support system of encouragement they may not receive at home — or as an extension of what they are already getting at home. Jaelyn is just one example of the lives changed by Achievers For Life every day.

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ReadingPal volunteer shares passion for reading at Lighthouse Christian School

Lucy, a first-year ReadingPals volunteer at Lighthouse Christian School, recently shared the highlights of her “wonderful experience” as a ReadingPals volunteer.

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Local woman continues brother’s legacy through community service

For the last three years, Chelsey has dedicated her time and talent to improving her home community of Jacksonville, FL as an AmeriCorps member.

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Interactive trails combine learning and fun at local parks

Born Learning Trails help caregivers and communities turn a walk in the park into a fun learning experience.

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United Way team member shines in parent leadership group

Parents Who Lead is a collaborative initiative among Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF), Duval County Public Schools and Jacksonville Public Library in which members come together not only to advocate for parents in their school districts, but also to learn the necessary skills required to fight roadblocks to improve school standards at the city level.

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United Way award winner advocates for better early childhood education

For her outstanding work with local children and efforts to improve early learning requirements, Amanda Crawford was awarded United Way’s 2018 Sherwood H. Smith Children’s Champion Award in the advocacy. category.

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