Keeping Kids in School

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Americorps/St. Lucie Reads
 
772-466-8535
 
Provides literacy tutoring in a school-based mentoring program for K-3rd graders utilizing volunteers from the Americorp program. Mentors meet one-on-one with struggling readers at participating schools in three thirty minute sessions each week.
Reading Bigs
 
772-466-8535
 
Provides literacy tutoring and promotes family literacy through one-on-one reading mentoring for students in grades K-2 with approved volunteers. Matches meet one hour per week in two thirty minute sessions during the school day at participating schools.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY

Truancy Program
 
772-460-9918
Reduces absenteeism by working with school staff on identifying and educating families who have children with 5 or more unexcused absences. Serving CA Moore Elementary, Floresta Elementary, Mariposa Elementary, Morningside Elementary, Samuel Gaines Academy, Village Green Elementary, Westgate K-8, and White City Elementary. 

CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY

Truancy Program
 
772-460-9752
 
Reduces absenteeism by working with school staff on identifying and educating families who have children with 5 or more unexcused absences. Serving Lawnwood Elementary, Lakewood Park Elementary, Bayshore Elementary, Garden City Early Learning Academy, Manatee K-8, Weatherbee Elementary and Windmill Point Elementary.

EARLY LEARNING COALITION

Subsidized Child Care Local Match
 
772-595-6424
 
Provides childcare assistance for qualifying participants at contracted childcare centers and educates parents about the importance of their involvement in their child's learning. 
 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ST. LUCIE COUNTY

School Nurse Program
 
772-873-4920
 
Children's Services Council provides funding support for nurse positions in the elementary and middle schools throughout St. Lucie County.

HANDS OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY

Pediatric Oral Health Program
 
772-344-2541
 
Provides oral health screenings and education services to over 2,000 Pre-K to 2nd grade children to improve oral health conditions that interfere with school success. The program's dental hygienist works closely with the St. Lucie County Health Department, Florida Community Health Center, and the Oral Health Coalition on referrals to obtain additional treatment services. 

HELPING PEOPLE SUCCEED

Help Me Behave
 
772-320-0770
 
Provides support for parents of children ages 2 to 5 with identified behavior issues. Includes behavioral evaluations, intense family service coordination, and training for families and childcare providers.

PROJECT ROCK

Project ROCK North
772-429-0031
 
Project ROCK South
772-237-5723
 
Provides a structured, supervised, nurturing environment for youth in grades 4-12 who have been suspended from school, taking them off the streets and into a positive learning environment.  The program promotes positive behaviors by providing students with the necessary supervision, academic tutoring, mentoring, as well as counseling and family enrichment in a safe, nurturing environment.
 

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS

Transition Services
 
772-595-8880
 
The PACE Transition program enables young women to complete their education while helping to promote self-esteem and develop personal, social and family relationship skills. Skills learned help provide young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

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