Friday, August 12, 2011

DEPAC's Kids

Into the FCAT 2.0

As we enter a new school year our children face a new set of challenges. Some of these kids were currently behind grade level in reading or math now find even more difficult to catch up to today's standards. One of the biggest changes has been the move from FCAT to FCAT 2.0. This is a newer version of the original Florida standardized test and it contains more in-depth and complex information than its predecessor. How can our students perform better on this new one when the old one was never mastered? The education gap only seems to be getting wider.
We at DEPAC feel that there is still hope and for that reason we have committed ourselves to working with kids in north Jacksonville. We've updated to a new interactive curriculum to help our participants not only get better with testing but actually learn the information. We've also extended our operating hours to provide more help on homework and provide more opportunities through structured out of school activities. DEPAC has taken a renewed vow to help our kids in north Jacksonville, Fl and we understand that it may not solve the entire problem but is definitely a step in the right direction.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Save 20 underprivileged children

DEPAC is working to sponsor 20 underprivileged children in Jacksonville, FL. These children come from low income neighborhoods and are at risk to a myriad of risk-taking behaviors. Our goal is to help provide these children with the opportunity to change their lives by participating in our program. The program will provide after-school tutoring/mentoring along with art enrichment activities to children that would not otherwise have the opportunity or financial support to do so.

You can help us reach this goal by simply downloading this tool bar Between October 1 - October 31, Good search will make a donation to our organization for every tool bar that is downloaded and used.We are asking that you download this tool bar and tell a friend to do the same thing. In addition to the donation, Good search will be giving an additional contribution to the first 100 organizations that reach 1000 downloads. Help support a good cause by downloading this tool bar, and give the gift of hope to these children.