**Afterschool Registration Update**
We still have space available for our 2018-2018 Afterschool Program:
- Monument Center – still accepting students K – 2nd grade
- Westside and Northside Centers – still accepting students K – 8th grade
- Eastside Center – still accepting students in 6th – 8th grade
We will hold open enrollment for our Monument, Eastside, Northside and Westside afterschool programs sites August 7-11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our program is filled on a first-come, first serve basis.
Posted below are schools that are located within a few mile radius of each of our four community-based centers. Schools that are in blue are schools that we currently provide transportation from to our afterschool program (subject to change based on enrollment numbers). Schools in green currently provide transportation for students to our sites.
- Abess Park Elementary
- Don Brewer Elementary
- Kernan Middle School
- Landmark Middle School
- Lone Star Elementary
- Merrill Rd Elementary
- Parkwood Heights Elementary
- Sable Palm Elementary
- Waterleaf Elementary
- Brentwood Elementary
- Carter G. Woodson Elementary
- Darnell Cookman Middle School
- George Washington Carver Elementary
- Holy Rosary Catholic School
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Northshore Elementary
- Northwestern Middle
- R.V. Daniels Elementary
- Ribault Middle School
- S.P Livingston Elementary
- Sallye B. Mathis Elementary
- St. Clair Evans Elementary
- Susie E. Tolbert Elementary
- Andrew Robinson Elementary
- John E. Ford Elementary
- John Love Elementary
- Kirby Smith Elementary
- Matthew Gilbert Middle School
- R.L. Brown Brown Elementary
- Hope Christian Academy
- Biltmore Elementary
- Central Riverside Elementary
- Ruth N. Upson Elementary
JaxPAL’s Youth Education and Success (YES) Afterschool Program provides at-risk children, between the ages of 5-14, a safe, structured environment during out-of-school time. The program is designed to help participants improve their life skills, develop positive self-concepts, and acquire the necessary knowledge and confidence to succeed academically and socially to become productive citizens.
A majority of the children served by the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (JaxPAL) live in some of our city’s highest crime and lowest income neighborhoods, where being exposed to crime, violence and drugs is a likely reality. Children living in poverty are more likely to struggle with reading, make poor grades, drop out of school and become involved in the Juvenile Justice system, than others.
Statistics also show that the hours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on school days are prime time for youth to commit crimes and experiment with drugs, alcohol and sex. Combine that with the fact that across the United States 15.1 million children take care of themselves after school; thus creating a formula for high juvenile crime — a formula that plays out in community after community, including Jacksonville.
Click the image below to view the 2015-2016 JaxPAL Afterschool Program Impact Report.
TEAM UP Program
The TEAM UP Program is a special segment of the Afterschool Education Program. It creates a place where neighborhood, school and community resources “team up” to positively impact students, their families and the surrounding neighborhood. TEAM UP students have better attendance and promotion rates than non-TEAM UP students attending the same school. JaxPAL’s TEAM UP program is housed in R.L. Brown Elementary and Palm Avenue Exceptional Center. The TEAM UP Program at Palm Avenue Exceptional Center provides special needs children with fun and enriching afterschool activities.
Check back soon for registration information for the 2016-2017 JaxPAL Afterschool Program.
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