Category Archives: Health and Wellness

The First Tee of Jacksonville Introduces Core Values to STEM Camp Students

Our STEM (Science.Technology.Engineering.Math) Academy Summer Camp continues to provide excellent enrichment opportunities to our students. The campers from A. Phillip Randolph Academies of Technology had a chance to partner with The First Tee of Jacksonville to gain hands on experience … Continue reading

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CIS Teams up for Edward Waters Football Camp

The TEAM UP After School  program recently partnered with the Edward Waters College football team for a day of drills, races, and fun. Students who participate on the TEAM UP intramural flag-football teams were invited to learn the fundamentals of the game … Continue reading

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TEAM UP Partners with The First Tee

Partnering with The First Tee of Jacksonville, students from the Mathew Gilbert Middle TEAM UP summer camp have the opportunity to participate in a golf clinic that teaches the fundamentals and core values of the game. To gain hands on … Continue reading

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New project connecting local military to elementary and middle school students

The DREAM Project, part of the Duval Reads literacy tutoring program, has begun to build a connection between Duval County students and local military through two multi-day events that put active duty military volunteers in front of elementary and middle … Continue reading

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CIS Jacksonville staff training for a new school year

As the new school year approaches, the Communities In Schools of Jacksonville staff participated in two days of training to prepare for their upcoming roles in impacting dropout prevention.  Hosted by UNF’s College of Education and Dr. Larry Daniel, Dean … Continue reading

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Around the World in 30 Minutes, Dining at Pickett Elementary

The campers at Pickett Elementary’s TEAM UP summer camp have been studying different countries around the world this summer. On Wednesday, July 25th, 171 campers sampled cuisine from six countries: Japan, France, USA, Mexico, Italy, and Kenya.  Down the line, … Continue reading

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My Experience as a Bank of America Student Leader-James Wheeler

I, James Wheeler, am a rising senior at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County.  I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in an eight week internship through the Bank of America Student Leadership Program with Communities in Schools … Continue reading

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Florida Blue Employees have a Field Day with Summer Camp Students

Twenty Florida Blue employee volunteers took time out of the office on Wednesday, July 11th, to have a field day with the TEAM UP summer camp students at Fort Caroline Middle School.  Florida Blue, formally Blue Cross Blue Shield of … Continue reading

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Education Commissioner visits Summer Camp students

Education Commissioner Dr. Donnie Horner is no stranger to the struggles in Duval County Public Schools.  He knows the challenges that each school faces and he is working alongside each one to increase graduation rates and better prepare students for … Continue reading

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CSX Employees Get Two “Green” Thumbs Up for Community Service

Saturday is typically a day to sleep in, but on June 16th, CSX employees from across their network, partnered with United Way of Northeast Florida, Greenscape of Jacksonville and Communities In Schools of Jacksonville at 7:30am to clean up the … Continue reading

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