The Guiding Angels Campaign
Guiding Angels Give It Forward Campaign
The Guiding Angels Fund Raising Campaign
When you support the Guiding Success Program by making a donation of any amount, you become a Guiding Angel. But a donation of $50 or more places you among the host of Guiding Angels who receive our Guiding Angels lapel pin to show your support of our Guiding Success Program.
The lapel pin is in the shape of a heart enfolded with a loving embrace by the wings of an angel. The Bible says we may have entertained angels without knowing it. As far as our children are concerned, we are those angels. Now more than ever is the time for each of us to become Guiding Angels for our children. Once you've earned your wings by becoming a Guiding Angel it's time to give it forward.
We ask you to accept the Guiding Angels Give It Forward Challenge by making a $150 donation to become a Guiding Angel. As a Guiding Angel, you will receive three Guiding Angel lapel pins to give to your friends and help us reach even more supporters.
This is how you give it forward and for doing so, we can't thank you enough. The dollars raised through this challenge helps fund a child at our All About Kids VPK Music Academy and provides scholarships for private lessons and participation in our summer music programs throughout Duval County.
Yes, providing a high-quality, early childhood music education to every four-year-old in Duval County is a bold vision but, with your help, it can be done.
Watch the video above to learn more our Guiding Success Program.
The J.H. Walker String Ensemble
The outreach component of Guiding Success - a kindergarten to college pathway initiative. This is the only Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) orchestra program in the State of Florida guiding children along a pathway of success from early childhood to adulthood, from kindergarten to college.
To provide a high-quality early childhood music education to every 4-year old in Duval County while in preschool thereby exposing them to a broader culture and placing them on a pathway that will guide their success from kindergarten to college.
Guiding Success is a program developed by League of Florida Orchestras, Inc. in partnership with All About Kids VPK Music Academy which was introduced to the community during a special summer music camp in 2011 and the first group of graduates was named The J.H. Walker String Ensemble in recognition of the kind contribution of Ms. Joann Walker, owner of All About Kids Childcare Center.
Reaching our goal of $150,000 means that we will be able to present 74 children with scholarship vouchers to cover the cost of participating in our program. These vouchers provide music lessons and mentorship to students - beginning with the violin, while still in preschool. This will also enable students to participate in the J.H. Walker String Ensemble.
A college savings account is established for each student and financial literacy training is provided to the parents in order to help them guide the child's financial decisions from kindergarten through college.
It has been said that music gives wings to the mind and flight to the imagination. Research has shown that children, through music in the early childhood environment and by opening a college savings account in their name, are seven times more likely to go to college. Most of the students in this ensemble enrolled at four years old and are now excelling in their first few years of public school.
Proceeds will be donated to the Cora Lee Cuff Fund
Named in honor of Cora Lee Cuff (1938 - 1988), the mission of the Cora Lee Cuff Fund is to encourage literacy through entrepreneurship and the arts. Through the generosity of members of the NASEMBA Business Alliance, the Cora Lee Cuff Fund supports early-childhood financial literacy, music education, and cultural awareness programs at the VPK level as well as the development of micro-business through social entrepreneurship. This fund is a component fund of The Community Foundation, Inc.; we have partnered with the Community Foundation in Jacksonville to provide administrative support for this donor advised fund.
The Community Foundation in Jacksonville seeks to help the citizens of Jacksonville and the surrounding region be good stewards taking care of our people, old and young, our environment, our communities and our talents. Founded in 1964, the Community Foundation in Jacksonville is the oldest community foundation in Florida, serving the citizens of Jacksonville and surrounding Northeast Florida.
The Community Foundation has decades of experience helping donors plan their philanthropic journeys and build a better community for themselves and those they love. Today, the Community Foundation, home to over 360 individual funds, holds more than $141 million in assets and has made more than $166 million in grants.
With your gifts of financial support, the Cora Lee Cuff Fund will continue to provide capacity building support to community-based organizations that serve the community and, in doing so, help us to carry out our mission.
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