Jaguars Donate More Than $500,000 To Local Groups
The Jacksonville Jaguars making strides OFF the field. The Jaguars Foundation giving out more than a half MILLION dollars to 22 different organizations. Here's a look at how the money breaks down by organization:
· Art4Jax: $10,000. Community music and fine arts school in Riverside, including participation in the Children's Enrichment Workshop after-school program.
· Baker County YMCA: $25,000. After-school/summer teen programs, including character development, service projects, substance abuse/sexual health education, and personal goal setting, for Baker County youth at YMCA in Sanderson and Macclenny.
· Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida: $25,000. Woodland Acres Boys and Girls Club in Arlington.
· The Bridge of Northeast Florida: $50,000. After-school/summer teen programs in the Weaver Zone at The Bridge's main campus in Springfield. · Catholic Charities Bureau of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Ministry for Persons with Disabilities: $10,000. Scholarships for disabled children from low-income families to attend Camp I am Special, to ensure that no youth is turned away due to financial hardship.
· Communities in Schools of Jacksonville: $70,000. Primary prevention services for at-risk elementary age students at Biltmore Elementary and Lake Forest Elementary schools.
· Community in Schools of Nassau: $30,000. Tutoring, mentoring, homework club, summer remediation and other services for students at Fernandina Beach Middle and High Schools, Hilliard Middle/Senior High School, Yulee and Callahan Middle Schools and West Nassau High School.
· DLC Nurse & Learn: $20,000. Financial assistance for specialized child care services for low income families with children who have severe disabilities and medically complex conditions.
· Duval County 4-H. Foundation: $30,000. Volunteer Junior Master Gardner program in area elementary schools that provides hands-on natural science, math, reading and writing skill development; and the creation and care of gardens at the schools.
· Empowerment Resources: $10,000. Journey Into Womanhood (JIW) program promoting leadership development in girls ages 9-17.
·Episcopal Children's Services: $6,820. Male Involvement Initiative at Head Start and Early Head Start centers to increase the role fathers play in the healthy development of their children.
· Fresh Ministries: $8,000. Eastside Neighborhood Outreach Center, specifically to support the Center's outreach to youth and families.
· Girls Scouts of Gateway Council: $40,000. Development of Girl Scout troops in low-income housing communities throughout Jacksonville.
· Hubbard House: $36,000. Counselor position for the HARK Program to assist children and youth who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.
· JASMYN: $20,000. Safety Net Program for at-risk youth, including those residing in "out of home" settings, homeless, foster care, or other high-risk situations.
· Mali Vai Washington: $50,000. Utilizes tennis as a tool to develop positive life skills and to encourage academic achievement; particularly with youth who otherwise would not be exposed to the sport.
· Managed Access to Child Health: $10,000. Matching grant, contingent on receipt of Federal SAMHSA grant to develop a comprehensive system of mental health care for children with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
· OneJax: $40,000. Metro Town teen diversity education program.
· St. Gerard Campus: $25,000. On-site day care center for teens with children who are attending the St. Gerard accredited school and/or reside in their maternity home.
· Trinity Lutheran Church, Children's Enrichment Workshops: $12,000. After-school enrichment program for low-income elementary children in the Riverside area.
· United Congregations for Communities & Youth: $25,000. After-School positive youth development in West Jacksonville.
· USO-Jacksonville: $2,000. Support for the "Sailor's Aweigh" program for families with a parent on deployment or recently returned from deployment to attend a Jaguars home game.
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