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Foundation awards $223,000


The Jaguars Foundation Board announced the awarding of $223,000 in grants in its second grant cycle of 2008 to the following 10 local nonprofit organizations serving economically and socially disadvantaged children and families in Northeast Florida:

Apel Health Services Center: $15,000. Straight Talk® grant to provide community sexual health outreach and education through peer educators to at-risk youth. * Heart for Children: $10,000. After-school program and summer camp. * Hope Worldwide: $3,000. Saturday academy and mentor program at Hilltop Apartment Complex. * Independent Living Resource: $40,000. Transition to young-adulthood and work-force preparation program for low-income special needs students attending Nassau County and Baker County public high schools. * Jacksonville Area Legal Aid: $11,000. Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) course for 12th grade students in targeted high schools, teaching financial literacy and understanding how credit works and how to avoid debt problems. * Limelight Theatre: $25,000. Support for Children's theatre Director and scholarships for access to theater training programs for underserved children is St. Johns County. * Metro Kids Konnection: $22,000. After school/summer program in Cleveland Arms subsidized housing community, including high school youth leadership development. * Police Athletic League: $25,000. After school/summer program at Mallison Park Community Center on Jacksonville's Westside. * Stage Aurora Theatrical Company: $22,000. Theater and musical theatre training and performances for low-income Jacksonville youth. * Student Conservation Association: $50,000. Summer conservation service internships for 32 low income children in 2009 and 2010.

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