Education Initiative

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Our Project

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 Participants

  • University of Miami
  • Prescott University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Barry University
  • Florida International University
  • Capella University