Jacksonville Children's Commission
Created in 1994 as an expression of the community’s commitment to children-- and to a vibrant, safe and prosperous future-- the Jacksonville Children’s Commission, is a semi-autonomous entity of the City of Jacksonville. Operating under the philosophy that children are assets in the making, our goal is to help Jacksonville's families grow great kids into well-educated, independent members of the community, building a better future one child at a time. This is accomplished by sponsoring research-based programs to help ensure that children from birth to age 18 have stable, nurturing families; are prepared to enter kindergarten and succeed in school; have support and guidance during out-of-school times; and get extra help when they need it.
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P.E.P. Rally for Excellence
A community-wide public education celebration
Saturday, June 1 | 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. | Metropolitan Park
Join Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Mayor Alvin Brown and numerous Public Education Partners (P.E.P.) for a family-friendly day of educational activities, student recognition and teacher appreciaton. The event is free and open to the public.
Learn more at www.peprallyjax.com
To volunteer email Bart Hutchins or call (904) 394-0949.
2013 Summer Camps
Download the 2013 Summer Camps List
Camp programs are open to Duval County children who are 5 years-old by Sept. 1, 2013 AND entering kindergarten this fall, through 15 years of age. All camps do not serve the entire age range—parents should contact the camps individually to inquire.
Children participating in the free/reduced lunch program, those with documented special needs, or recipients of the McKay Scholarship or Children First Florida Scholarship are eligible for seats at selected camps.
Registration for all camps is conducted by each individual camp location. Parents/caregivers interested in enrolling their child in camp this summer should contact the camps directly to learn more about how and when to register their child.
For questions or more information about Children's Commission-funded camps, contact Chandra Brown at 630-7260.
FREE meals to kids and teens 18 & under this summer!
The Jacksonville Children's Commission is Duval County's main sponsor of the Summer BreakSpot
Summer Food Service Program-- and the second largest in the state of Florida! With more than 180 sites located throughout the city, children in neighborhoods and summer camps will have access to free and nutritious snacks and lunches five days a week, from June-August. Program serving sites are offered in neighborhood parks, libraries, schools, hospitals, businesses, churches and other community locations.
Apply to Become a Summer Lunch Site
Download Program Flyer