Youth Development Programs

Our Education Mission

Beaches Habitat goes beyond its home building mission to provide educational opportunities to help homeowners and children build brighter futures for themselves. Our programs foster early learning experiences, support academic achievement, promote completion of high school and help prepare students for college or vocational training.

Prep Club

High school student

A high school student from the Beaches Prep Club program is receiving information about the Florida State College of Jacksonville

Prep Club recognizes and rewards students for their academic accomplishments. Students receive cash rewards for A’s and B’s in academic subjects and for perfect attendance each quarter. Prep Club members are also required to complete 10 hours of community service each school year. Prep Club parties are held at the end of each quarter to celebrate everyone’s hard work. Currently, there are 164 students enrolled in Prep Club. Prep Club, another great idea conceived by Herb Scheidel in 2000, motivates and encourages students to stay in school and eventually attend college. The Prep Club is funded by the Scheidel Family Foundation.

After School Learning

Os alunos participam do Programa Escola Depois de um tutor.


Praias parceiros Habitat com a cidade de Atlantic Beach para fornecer programas depois da escola projetados para ajudar os alunos com programas de casa e oferta em fluência de leitura, compreensão de leitura, grupos de matemática e clubes do livro. The after-school program runs Monday through Thursday and is supported by The Jim Moran Foundation, the Jaguar Foundation and other community sponsors.

Grit Program

The GRIT Program (Gifted Resilient Innovative Teens) is an after school youth development program which mainly focuses on students who are in grades 6-12. The program’s objective is to educate the youth on personal development, physical fitness, academics, and ways to be a public servant. (Education Center Staff partnered with youth to form core subjects to be part of the curriculum)

Fazer um balanço Crianças

Fazer um balanço Crianças é um programa de mentoring na escola de 7 a 9 de alunos sob a Florida State College of Jacksonville. Os alunos se reúnem semanalmente com o seu mentor voluntário para incentivar, guia e / ou tutor do aluno e para apoiá-los em sua jornada para se preparar para o ensino pós-secundário.


Congressional Award Program

Congressional Award ProgramThe Congressional Award Program is an opportunity for young Americans ages 14-24 to be recognized for their achievements in voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and an overnight expedition experience.