FreshFutures Youth Program
FreshFutures Youth Program is a year-long program for Duval County high-school students, providing training in financial literacy, college readiness, job readiness, academic enrichment, health and wellness, family involvement, cultural outings, and leadership and character development. The program culminates with a summer internship experience for qualifying students. Programs are at the Weaver Center for Community Outreach, where students meet several times a month during the school year. We are monitoring COVID-19 conditions carefully, and are poised to offer virtual workshops and trainings as deemed necessary and safe.
During the summer, students who meet all program requirements qualify to be placed in paid six-week summer internships. During these internships, students have the opportunity to use skills learned during the FreshFutures job readiness sessions, and they receive on-the-job training and feedback from their employers. The program typically serves more than 80 students a year. Due to limited space, enrollment is capped each year.
This program is funded in whole or in part of Kids Hope Alliance of the City of Jacksonville, and is supported by the Jaguars Foundation.
Interested in Enrolling?
Students who meet the following eligibility requirements are invited to apply to become a part of the FreshFutures Family:
- Be at least 14 years by June 1
- Be a high school student
- Have parental consent
- Be able to provide copies of all required documentation
- Have an email address