The partnership between Beaches Habitat for Humanity and Habitat families does not end when construction is complete. This partnership continues long after the building has ended with programs designed to assist the youth of Habitat families, and most recently has been extended to Habitat family adults. These programs are aimed at helping individuals realize their educational potential. We remain especially grateful for the heartfelt philanthropy of former Board member Herb Scheidel and his wife Miyuki, and their extraordinary support of educational programs offered by Beaches Habitat for Humanity.
Scheidel Prep Club and College Program
The Prep Club is a rewards and connections program to promote academic success. The Prep Club is open to Habitat Homeowner famlies’ children, grades K-12. Prep Club develops targeted college and career readiness skills through a variety of activities, opportunities and positive relationships. Quarterly, students submit report cards to the Prep Club Program Manager in order to receive rewards for perfect attendance and As and Bs in core classes. Students must open a savings account and they are encouraged, through incentives, to save their money. Furthermore, students must complete 10 hours of community service per academic year. All Prep Club students have access to a 4-year scholarship to the University of North Florida. Prep Club graduates, as well as Beaches Habitat homeowners can receive tuition scholarships for a wide variety of educational programs offered by Florida State College of Jacksonville.
For more information on the Beaches Prep Club, feel free to visit their website