FSS Hosts Children’s Week Spring Break Bash
Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS), the community-based care lead agency for Duval and Nassau counties, was one of nine Jacksonville organizations to jointly plan and host a free community event March 24 celebrating Children’s Advocacy Week. Traditionally, Jacksonville holds a Children’s Week event in conjunction with spring break to encourage family participation and garner attention of local government officials.
With attendance of nearly 300, the Children’s Week Spring Break Bash, focused on family health and safety, and on sharing information about free family services available locally.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and two city councilmen kicked off the event and discussed Jacksonville’s efforts to be a child-friendly city. They recognized local agencies and the extensive services available to maximize children’s potential to be healthy, safe and educated future leaders of the community.
The Spring Break Bash also featured information booths from more than 25 area nonprofits, games, crafts, bounce houses, giveaways, prizes and an appearance by a Star Wars character.
The Children’s Week event was hosted by the Jacksonville Kids Coalition, Family Support Services of North Florida, First Coast YMCA, The Players Center for Child Health, Children’s Ombudsperson of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Children’s Commission, Daniel Kids, Florida Guardian ad Litem, Partnership for Child Health and Early Learning Coalition.