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Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Add Literacy Initiatives to Existing Programs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida has been well known in the area for more than 60 years and has been an active part of Duval County afterschool programming for more than a decade. This past school year, the organization underwent its first year of a pilot program in four Duval County elementary schools to provide intensive literacy improvement and student development, as part of the READ JAX grant program. Schools include Arlington Elementary, Arlington Heights Elementary, Highlands Elementary, and Northwestern Legends Elementary.

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Vision is Priceless - Mobile Vision Van

One in four children—whether from a family with means or a family struggling to get by—naturally needs glasses. Unfortunately, many children who need glasses don’t have them. This is due to many reasons including financial constraints, lack of insurance, language barriers, lack of transportation, or limited access to resources near their neighborhood.

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Virtual Coach

JACKSONVILLE - Caregivers of young children can have early childhood education and development tips sent to them via text thanks to a program offered through the Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign (FGLRC) and READ JAX.

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Amira Learning - Read With Me

Second and third grade students in Duval County Public Schools have some additional help when it comes to reading. Amira is a computer program provided to all second and third grade students that listens to students read, aids when needed, and shares data with teachers.

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The Written Word at Jax Public Library

The Main Library and The Art Center (TAC) and The Jacksonville Artists Guild present: The Written Word, featuring work from 26 local artists - each piece based on the artist's favorite piece of the written word whether a book, quote, poem, historic love letters or song lyrics. There are a total of 56 works in all, hanging in the Gallery at Main on the first floor. The exhibit runs June 1 - July 31 with an opening reception planned for Wednesday, June 7 from 6-8 p.m. (during Art Walk). Many participating artists will be available to discuss their visions and techniques with art lovers. All works are available for purchase.

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Free Summer Lunch At The Library

Spread the word! The Free Summer Lunch Program at the Jacksonville Public Library will officially kick off on June 6th! To help ensure that kids don't go hungry while school is out of session, free and nutritious meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many library locations.

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