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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It's also why we're able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models in one-to-one relationships.

Boys and Girls Club

•Character & Leadership Development - Youth of the Year, Torch Club, Jr. staff Development, and Keystone Club.
The Character & Leadership Development Programs empower youth to support and influence their Club & Community, sustain meaningful relationships, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process, and respect their own and other’s cultural identities.
•The Arts - Arts & Crafts, Dance, Drama class, Fine Arts, Digital Arts, and Knitting.
The Arts Programs enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through increased knowledge and appreciation of visual and tactile arts and crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

•Education and Career Development - Power Hour, Kids in College, Keys to the Future, Project Connect, Project Learn, and Kiwanis Adventures in Learning.

Florida Department of Education - McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities gives students with special needs the chance to attend a private school. The program is for students in grades K-12. Please see the website for more information.

Please go to this website: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mckay/

Florida KidCare

The state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts.

Some of the services Florida KidCare covers are:

  • Check-ups and shots
  • Dental
  • Doctor visits
  • Emergencies
  • Hospital
  • Mental health
  • Prescriptions
  • Surgery
  • Vision and hearing

Healthy Families of Charlotte County

Healthy Families Florida offers services prenatally or at the birth of a baby to families who are voluntarily assessed as needing Healthy Families services using the validated Healthy Families Florida Assessment Tool (HFFAT).

Services can last for up to five years depending on the needs of the family. In addition to being pregnant or having just given birth, the family must reside in the targeted zip code area where services are provided and score 13 or above on the HFFAT. Families who have an open child protection case at the time of assessment are not eligible for Healthy Families Florida.

Please call 941.629.6477