Achievers For Life intervenes in the lives of 6th grade students and their families who are exhibiting early warning signs of academic failure and dropping out.
Selected by the United Way of Northeast Florida for this pilot initiative, The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) partners with Communities in Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) intervenes in the lives of 6th grade students and their families who are exhibiting early warning signs of academic failure and dropping out.
Achievers For Life is a voluntary program currently offered in ten Duval County middle schools: Arlington, Fort Caroline, Northwestern, Matthew W. Gilbert, Highlands, Ribault, Charger Academy, Westside, Stilwell and Butler.
“The results speak for themselves. Achievers For Life’s components of mentors, family engagement and the extra focus on struggling students are helping to put students on track for success. From faculty to students to parents, every participant group in Achievers For Life is positive about its impact. Achievers For Life is an excellent example of a successful public/private partnership, and with all of us working together, we can provide the initiative to every 6th grade student who will benefit from this strategic support.”
– Ed Pratt-Dannals, former Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools