Teachers are heroes who are working harder than ever to keep children learning during the pandemic. Let's show them how much we appreciate them - and inspire them to stay in our classrooms!

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What your donation can do

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Teachers are the #1 most important factor for student learning in schools. Having a great teacher can make a huge difference in a child's future.
  • This spring, 20% of teachers surveyed by Education Week said they are more likely to leave the profession because of COVID-19.
  • Last year, 88% of teachers who attended JPEF's Leadership Development programming and EDDY Awards said they were more likely to stay in the classroom because of their JPEF experience!

This year, JPEF isn't letting COVID-19 keep us from supporting and celebrating our best teachers. Through our Teacher Leadership Initiative, we offer them evidence-based best practices to help them become leaders in their schools.

HELP JPEF SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

  • $25 can provide a gift basket full of goodies delivered to their school
  • $50 can provide food and drinks for a watch party celebration at their school while they tune in to be recognized on the EDDY Awards Live! TV special on January 27 at 12:30 p.m.
  • $100 can provide coaching sessions with an experienced teacher leader in Duval County Public Schools
  • $250 can help bring a nationally renowned speaker to inspire them at a professional learning and networking event
  • $500 can help convene 200 teachers from all over Northeast Florida for leadership development training

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SUPPORT A PERSONAL FUNDRAISER

JPEF staff and board members have set up their own personal fundraising pages to help us reach our goal for the Giving Days Campaign. Find links to personal fundraiser pages below. All donations under $500 are matched, and all contributions to personal fundraising pages count toward our overall campaign goal.

 

Poppy Clements

Anita Vining

Marcus Rowe

Kevin Hyde

Ellen Wiss

Rachael Tutwiler Fortune

Coretta Hill

Dryden Mills

 

Upcoming Event

Giving Days Campaign

All donations to JPEF are MATCHED from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 - chip in today to help support teachers during this difficult school year.

  • Date: Sunday, Nov 01, 2020
  • Time: 12:00AM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Online
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-penny for schools 

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, the Jacksonville community said once again they would support a small tax for schools.

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Renaming Schools

You can help offset the costs of renaming six public schools that honor Confederates in their names.

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