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Communities In Schools of Jacksonville CEO Jon Heymann Wins National Dropout Prevention Award

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville CEO Jon Heymann Wins National Dropout Prevention Award

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Communities In Schools of Jacksonville CEO Jon Heymann is one of two individual winners in the United States to win the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) Crystal Star Award of Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention and Prevention. Heymann accepted the award at the 24th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference luncheon on Oct. 16 in Orlando, Fla.

Rise of the Rockets at Andrew Robinson Elementary

Rise of the Rockets at Andrew Robinson Elementary

Congratulations to Andrew Robinson Elementary for being the FIRST Elementary School in DCPS to be honored National Elementary Honor Society

Local Conference Seeks to Nurture Blooming Community Gardens Trend on the First Coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Today’s tough economy, combined with an increasing focus on eating healthy and organic foods, have made community gardening one of the hottest trends in urban areas across the country.

Second Harvest North Florida and Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens are working together to nurture that trend in Jacksonville. They are collectively sponsoring the inaugural Northeast Florida Community Gardens Conference on Nov. 3.

Bullying, An American Shame

Bullying, An American Shame

The United States is stated to be the most powerful country in the world. This power is seen first in the Trillion dollar military forces that circle the world,reinforcing American foreign policies and those of our allies.

WAKE UP BLACK YOUTH

The events of Thursday, October 25th that happened at Buffalo Wild Wings should NEVER have happened.

As my family and I sat waiting on our meals, the football players from First Coast High School entered. Their friends and some family members entered after winning against Raines High School. That was not the issue, their victory was won fair through an athletic contest.

When Daddy Dances Daughters Smile

When  Daddy Dances Daughters Smile

“Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the God and the weight of her world.” John Mayor

The importance of fathers can never be disputed nor downplayed in a child’s life. There are many committees,
organizations, groups, and clubs that support the growth and development of girls and young women locally and nationally.

October Continues Bullying Prevention

October Continues Bullying Prevention

Inspirational Praise, Inc. is a Jacksonville based youth advocacy program.  As a part of the youth outreach program they are planning an Anti-Bullying Rally entitled, Yes, I Am My Friends Keeper.