» leadership /site Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:28:11 +0000 en hourly 1 CALLING ALL S.O.L.D.I.E.R.S.!!! /site/2009/07/soldiersclub/ /site/2009/07/soldiersclub/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2009 06:36:21 +0000 Admin /site/?p=195 THE S.O.L.D.I.E.R.S. CLUB is a high school male leadership and mentoring program developed by Mrs. Burney to decrease the student drop out rate; decrease youth violence and empower male students to unleash their inner greatness through literacy and leadership development. The program is currently active at three  high schools in Jacksonville, FL.  The S.O.L.D.I.E.R.S. club empowers young men with strategies that build and reinforce academic excellence, self confidence and community service.

Administrators of the New Town Success Zone Initiative, JCC’s Family Involvement (FI) staff members, recently engaged and interviewed approximately 500 New Town residents. They were  assisted by 10 William M. Raines High School students, also known as SOLDIERS. The SOLDIERS were inspired by Duval County School Board Member Betty Burney, District 5, to serve as leaders on their school campus and within their surrounding community.

Interviews and focus groups with New Town residents are designed to learn more about the needs of families. FI staff members were  paired with Raines SOLDIERS. They were charged with talking with residents at their homes, visit barber/ beauty shops, and go to places of worship.

Following the community engagement process, JCC will worked with other funding organizations and non-profit providers to intentionally link services that insulate families living in the New Town neighborhood (i.e., Census Tract 28.02). Services are offered to families from the time a child is conceived until they complete college and/or enter the workforce.

If you are interested signing up a young male age 14-18 that is currently enrolled in high school and on the verge of failing or at-risk of drop out, please complete the form below and one of our representatives will be in contact with you.



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