The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida

Character Kids

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The Ounce of Prevention Fund is proud to partner with Pivotal Point Enterprises, Inc. to implement the Character Kids program. Character Kids will be providing life enhancement activities to 40 Leon County school students’ ages 13-17. Program activities focused on promoting character development, education, health and wellness, and career development will be provided through three one-hour sessions per week.

Character Kids will also be providing a parent orientation meeting for parents of students enrolled in the program and quarterly parent meetings to inform parents of program activities and provide information and tools to help parents support their students at home.

Program Activities

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of FloridaProgram activities will be provided to a total of 40 students 13-17 years of age who attend a Leon County School. The program will focus on character development and include health and wellness activities, career development, and character education (ICANN). Activities will include direct information sessions, hands-on strategies, group interactions, and role-playing activities. The program goal is to enhance students’ lives and knowledge in three fundamental areas: health and wellness, career, and character. Staff contracted by Pivotal Point Enterprises, Inc. will provide program services to the 40 middle and high school students (13-17 years of age) attending a school in Leon County. Services will be provided when students are available for three one-hour sessions a week, which will be conducted any three days between Monday-Saturday. These weekly services will begin on or before October 1, 2014 and end on May 28, 2015. Character Kids will provide an orientation meeting for parents with students enrolled in program services. There will also be quarterly parent meetings to inform parents on program activities, and to provide them with the information and tools needed to support their child in the home setting.

 

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida

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Founded in 1989, The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to shaping prevention policy and investing in innovative prevention programs that provide measurable benefits to our state’s children, families and communities.

About

Today, the Ounce of Prevention Fund has become one of Florida’s true health and human services success stories.

What We Are About

Twenty years ago, a handful of influential policy makers, corporate leaders and children’s advocates in Florida shared a common vision — to create a private, non-profit organization dedicated to funding research and demonstration projects to help Florida’s at-risk children and their families. In 1989, the dream became reality and the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida was founded.

What We Do

The organization is a public-private partnership, blending state and private dollars and investing them in innovative, community-based programs that serve at-risk children and their families.

We Believe In Partnerships

Today, the Ounce of Prevention Fund has become one of Florida’s true health and human services success stories. In addition to its original function as a laboratory for innovative, community projects to help children and families, the organization has taken on the additional role of housing statewide initiatives, including the voluntary home visiting program, Healthy Families Florida, and the Florida Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.