Nationally, fewer than half of foster children graduate from high school and only 2 percent go on to finish college. Life has been hard for many young people in our care, and it will be harder still for those who enter adulthood without an education. That’s why Methodist Home for Children has a complement of educational programs for children of all ages and job-training services for teens in residential and community-based care.
- PRESCHOOL EDUCATION: The Jordan Center for Child & Family Enrichment serves typically developing and special neeeds children, preparing them for success when they reach school age.
- PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION: On-site schools operate in Jacksonville in the day treatment and Level III group homes for dually diagnosed youth and in five Level II multipurpose homes for repeat juvenile offenders.
- Vocational training helps teens finish high school (or earn a GED) and learn job skills through the Craven Transitional Living Program, the North Hills Transitional Living Program and through in-home services.
- POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION: The Hackley Education and Learning Program (HELP) helps qualified students pay the expenses of a post-secondary certificate or degree and pairs them with mentors.