On October 8th, 2022, over 40 teams supported by thousands of spectators will be competing for bragging rights in the 8th Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival. The races take place in Bayou Texar just off Bayview Park near Downtown Pensacola.
NE Pensacola Sertoma was founded in 1988 for the purpose of contributing to the Greater Pensacola Community in as many ways as we can by raising money and supporting community organizations and charities.
Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to support Gulf Coast Kid’s House, a children’s advocacy center serving Pensacola and Escambia County. As a children’s advocacy center, they combine professionals and other resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases –all under one child-friendly facility.
GULF COAST KID’S HOUSE
Helping Families in Pensacola and Escambia County
Gulf Coast Kid’s House is a children’s advocacy center serving Escambia County. As a children’s advocacy center, we combine all of the professionals and resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases under one child-friendly facility. Child victims and their families also receive mental health counseling at our center. The goal of Gulf Coast Kid’s House is to form a more collaborative response to child abuse cases so that we can improve case outcomes and minimize trauma to the children and families we serve. For more information, visit: www.gulfcoastkidshouse.org
The vision of Gulf Coast Kid’s House is to provide a place where child protective services, law enforcement, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals’ work together under one roof to provide comprehensive services.
Facilitate the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and promote child abuse prevention awareness through community education.
Provide a child-friendly facility to serve abused children and their families in a neutral environment.
Minimize trauma to child abuse victims by streamlining the intervention process.
Develop formal, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary responses to child abuse, which will meet the needs of both child victims and their families.
Educate the community of child abuse issues and enlisting support to help prevent child abuse.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT of Northwest Florida
Junior Achievement works with the business community to ensure that tomorrow’s workforce and future business leaders are prepared to enter the professional setting ready to use their knowledge of proper professional conduct, basic personal finance skills, and a general understanding of economics and budgeting. Simply put, JA teaches kids how money, careers, and free enterprise work. Our programs are taught by volunteer role models from around the area and these individuals drive significant outcomes such as improved self-efficacy and ideas for a future career.
Independent studies show that Junior Achievement works. Students who participate in JA programs for five consecutive years demonstrate significantly more critical thinking and job interviewing skills. Even one exposure to a JA program gives a student a greater comprehension of economics and business. JA students score higher on objective-referenced tests, are more likely to attend college and have a more positive self-concept and higher self-esteem.
Junior Achievement reached more than 5,000 students in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Bay Counties in the 2015-2016 school year. More than 250 volunteers taught students in classes in elementary, middle and high school grade levels. These results are consistent with past years, as the community realizes the need for financial literacy and inspiring programs for our youth to understand the economics of life.
For more information, visit: www.ja.org.
My Father’s Arrows
My Father’s Arrows, Inc. is a faith-based ministry, community driven, public charity that specializes in restoration and orphan care. MFA was established in 2014 in efforts to do a greater work for the children in foster care and in service to special needs children affected by trauma. By targeting the high risk, high volume population of children impacted by trauma and the foster care system, and focusing on meeting this group’s most critical needs, MFA is creating systemic change that not only impacts the youth served, but also the community at large.MFA is meeting the needs of a particularly vulnerable group of youth with dysfunctional attachments, who are at risk of
re-entering the foster care system due to disruption in adoptions and who are profoundly difficult to
place in stable, therapeutic care environments.
We educate the community on the children’s needs, recruit more caregivers and advocates for the children, and procure child-specific resources to help them reach their maximum potential.
To facilitate, encourage, and publicize the need for foster/adoption/mentoring of special needs children in foster care as defined as being children: >10 yrs old, minority groups, sibling groups, and/or mental and physical disabilities. To inspire and educate community members that otherwise would not have considered serving these children in such capacity. To coordinate resources for special needs foster children that will enhance their quality of life and assist them in maximizing their potential for independence while meeting their unique challenges.
Our Mission: Provide children who have been impacted by trauma with safety, nurturing, and stability that helps them grow into healthy, thriving adults, and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
Create stability for the special needs children affected by trauma
Obtain resources to meet the critical needs of the youth in foster care
Provide life skill training opportunities that will prepare at-risk children to be productive citizens
Offer common permanency through the faith based community for the children who were never, or are not likely to be adopted
Educate the community on the needs of local children affected by trauma
Recruit foster parents, adoptive parents, and guardian ad litem advocates for children
Teach vulnerable youth and their caregivers about coping skills, healthy relationship development, and support systems
Please visit our website for more information and registration.