The Monique Burr Foundation for Children seeks to empower students of all ages through education to speak up when they witness abuse, whether online, emotional, or physical. The Monique Burr Foundation for Children was founded in 1997 by Edward Burr on the one year anniversary of his wife’s death to continue her passion of advocating for children. The foundation has trained over 2,600 facilitators that implement prevention education programs which reach nearly 2 million students across Florida and the entire United States.
Club Blue is a division of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida which connects young professionals who have a desire to shape the lives of kids who participate in area Boys & Girls Clubs through leadership, volunteerism, and advocacy. Established in 2011, the members of Club Blue work to support the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida by extending their time, talent and resources to the organization.
The Arc works to protect the rights of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them reach their full potential and integration into the community. For the last 60 years, they have been advocating on the behalf of those with disabilities, whether it be for legislation or inclusion. The Arc Jacksonville services over 500 adults daily, empowering them to earn a living, continue education, live independently, and more.
Jacksonville Children’s Chorus was founded in 1995 at Jacksonville University to provide the area with a children’s music program. The chorus has grown from 16 members in its first year to more than 350 participants each year across five choirs. Through donation-based scholarships, the JCC works to ensure that every child who wishes to participate is able to do so regardless of their ability to afford tuition.
The Univeristy of North Florida was established in 1972 in Jacksonville, Florida. It is divided into five colleges, offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, and supports 28 graduate-degree programs. Live Oak specifically partners with UNF through sponsoring a College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction scholarship.