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Jacksonville Public Education Fund researchers analyze county’s seventeen largest free and low-cost afterschool and summer learning providers

For Jacksonville to reach its full potential as a city, we must build a citywide system so that all children have the opportunity to learn and grow, preparing them to succeed in the future. Afterschool and summer learning programs can provide the time and experiences for children to develop vital skills that will give them a competitive advantage in the workforce and improve their educational outcomes. Researchers from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund undertook an analysis of Duval County’s seventeen largest free and low-cost afterschool and summer learning providers to look for patterns in enrollment, communities served, cost and funding, program focus and student demographics. 

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Jax Shines unveils new action plan to improve quality of Afterschool and Summer Learning programs

Our world is changing. Preparing students for the workforce requires more emphasis on critical thinking, complex problem solving, collaboration and applied knowledge in real-world settings. Afterschool and summer learning programs can provide the time and experiences for children to develop these vital skills that are proven to improve academic performance, school attendance, health, wellness and behavior.

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PowerUP Jax grants support and empower our best educators

PowerUP Jax is only for the creative and innovative educators in Duval County Public Schools. The one-page application is simple to complete, but can have a huge impact inside your classroom! We know you have exciting and creative ideas to get your students engaged in learning, and along with Community First Cares Foundation, we want to help you bring those ideas to life.

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