The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is a proud partner of the Jacksonville Children's Commission. The Jacksonville Children's Commission was created in 1994 as a community investment for our children's future.
This week, the Jacksonville Children's Commission announced the release of its 2012-13 annual report, "Investing in our Children." The annual report reflects the work of the Commission over the past year and they've worked to maximize the impact of investing in Jacksonville's children with their partners.
In the report, the Commission focused on their four guiding principles:
Children grow and develop during out-of-school time
Children enter kindergarten prepared to learn
Children have stable and nurturing families
Children get special help when they need it
Middle School TEAM UP participants had a 7% better attendance rate than non-participants. 97.2% of participants were promoted to the next grade, compared to 93.1% of non-participants.
10,353 children joined the JaxKids Book Club in FY 2012-13.
94% of students in Special Needs Programs through New Heights of Northeast Florida and DLC Nurse & Learn, increased their developmental and adaptive areas as described in their Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.
100% of students with at least two years of mentoring graduated from high school.
The report highlights volunteer and financial investments leveraged by the Commission's funding. A copy of the report is available for download on the Jacksonville Children's Commission's website.