Community Spirit

DA Mentoring with Song and Dance

DA Mentoring with Song and Dance

Pictures can be found at: http://photobucket.com/daare

Traditional methods of mentoring do not always apply to encouraging and empowering youth. Sometimes creativity and ingenuity are required to influence and reach young minds. In this age of high tech, high speed, multitasking, academic benchmarks and assessment standards new ways are needed to reach children to influence academic success and social behaviors.

May 24th Teacher Town Hall on WJCT

May 24th Teacher Town Hall on WJCT

The recorded Teacher Town Hall will be shown tonight on WJCT Public Broadcasting at 9pm http://wjct.org/americangraduate/

Leadership Jacksonville hosts new leadership summit

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  – Leadership Jacksonville, an organization that develops youth and adult leaders in Northeast Florida, welcomed 18 participants to its 2012 New Leadership Summit event . The two-day program was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island. Attendees were CEOs and other executives who are new or relatively new to Northeast Florida.

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating and Violence Summit
http://nefhealthystart.org/rep-mia-jones-holding-teen-dating-violence-su...

This is a longer than normal blog, but the subject is very important and a Life and Death issue. The Prom season and summer months there is increased dating by teens. Parents should be talking to their teens about Dating Safety both young men and women. Women particularly because of the increased violence and deaths of young women in our community.

Mayor Brown recognizes inaugural class of 500 Mayor's Mentors

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayor Alvin Brown recognized the inaugural class of 500 Mayor’s Mentors during a reception and a news conference today in City Hall. Over 200 Mayor’s Mentors and representatives from five school-based mentoring partner organizations attended.

Jacksonville’s National Night Out Moves to Tuesday, October 2, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 23, 2012) – Once again, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will participate in National Night Out, continuing to support the national initiative. The 29th Annual National Night Out event will move to the first Tuesday in October (October 2, 2012), so residents at these neighborhood gatherings can enjoy more comfortable weather conditions.