Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Communities In Schools Plans and Builds New Playground at Long Branch Elementary with Help of Community Partners

  Can you imagine an elementary school without a safe playground to play on? Well that was a reality at Long Branch Elementary until Communities In Schools stepped in with a partnership from KaBOOM! and CarMax. Long Branch Elementary, a … Continue reading

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Jacksonville’s 5th Annual Children’s Week Advocacy Walk

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville staff and our AmeriCorps volunteers participated in the Jacksonville Kids Coalition ‘s 5th Annual Children’s Week Advocacy Walk. More than 300 participated in the walk from Hemming Park to the Jacksonville Landing supporting students from … Continue reading

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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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