FKCS received a research and planning grant from the Eckerd Family Foundation last year to explore the feasibility of developing creative, innovative partnerships between small, rural, out-posted runaway and homeless youth programs (Like FKCS) and colleges and universities. The purpose of developing such relationships can do the following:
- Help universities provide learning opportunities for students who require internships/practicum, etc.
- Provide real-life learning laboratory opportunities for students and/or faculty
- Provide a continuous flow of a broad spectrum of students (from multiple universities) working directly in programs – improving the level and quality of services offered by the organization
- Improve the quality, quantity and creativity of services provided within the rural community setting so that children, youth and families receive the best possible care.
- University of Miami
- Prescott University
- Nova Southeastern University
- Barry University
- Florida International University
- Capella University