Turtle Trails benefits the entire First Coast community, both as a fundraiser for Child Guidance Center and as a community-wide public art exhibit. The whimsical creatures will raise much-needed funds for this worthwhile nonprofit organization, as well as create awareness for mental health issues facing children now. The sea turtle is symbolic of the struggles these children face in today’s society, such as anxiety disorders, abuse, divorce adjustment and depression. By helping children reach their full potential, we are helping our community foresee endless possibilities.
Child Guidance Center hosted their Honor Rows kickoff party on July 7, 2009 in front of over 40 Child Guidance Center clients and their parents in the newly renovated Bryan Auditorium. The Honor Rows program uses seats as an incentive to encourage children and youth to set and achieve ambitious but realistic goals. They have awarded Child Guidance Center clients and their parents an opportunity to earn a seat for a Jaguars home game in October. Ashley and Jenna, from the Roar of the Jaguars, were also on hand to talk about the program and the importance of goal setting. They took pictures and signed autographs for the audience.
Naval Station Volunteers erect fence nearly two football fields in length in a single day. Replaces fence badly damaged by summer hurricanes with materials donated by The Home Depot.
Child Guidance Center has been matched with the Defensive Line of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Performance Program for a second consecutive year! This program is called Sacks for Kids and is coordinated through the Community Relations Department of the Jaguars.