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Frontline for Kids, Inc.

309 South 7th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

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Happy 19th Birthday to Frontline for Kids!

 

The Board of Directors, Administration and Staff of Frontline For Kids, Inc., like to thank all of our funders: Wynne Charitable Foundation, The Wynne Family, Children Services Council of St. Lucie County, United Way of St. Lucie County, Wells Fargo Bank, PNC Bank and the Food Bank, for 19 years of capacity building and strong partnerships.

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Frontline for Kids is an intervention and prevention after school program established in 1999 by Mr. Jerome Zohndyuwayee Gayman. This visionary believed there was a better, more preventive way to ensure the personal success of our youth. His goals for the program include providing on-going leadership, direction and long term support to students during their most difficult years of development.

Our Philosophy

Random House Dictionary defines philosophy as a set of principles for guidance in practical affairs. Frontline's philosophy provides services in the areas of: Academics, Recreation, Reality Therapy Counseling and Nutrition. The program also consists of formal and informal assessments, personal growth, goal setting, social skill development and community service.

Our Goal

The Frontline Goal is to offer a long-term commitment to participants (until graduation from high school and/or through G.E.D. attainment), in a structured environment, utilizing a comprehensive Reality Therapy approach to teach appropriate behavior and coping skills.

Reality Therapy

Frontline specializes in Reality Therapy, a method of counseling that focuses on the present and the future, but uses the past as a guide. Reality Therapy is not only a method of counseling for us, but has become a major component of our philosophy. Hence, Reality Therapy is our guide in all practical affairs delivering quality after school programs to kids in the St. Lucie and Indian River County School Systems and their families.

Our Keys to Success

We believe Frontline's keys to success include family, crime prevention and intervention, home and school visits.

Our logo, four puzzle pieces unite our four principles:  Academics, Recreation, Reality Therapy Counseling and Nutrition like their mascot, the Meercat.  Frontline Kids are intelligent, creative and work well as a team. Everyone watches out for one another, and each child is a contributing member to society.

Statistics prove that the crimes committed by young adults are higher between the hours of 2 and 7 PM. while we cannot and have not been able to save every child in our communities, we pride ourselves in minimizing the crime rate because the children are safe and receiving much needed care along with guidance from 2-7 PM while at Frontline For Kids.

Expected Outcome

Frontline for Kids addresses the development of the "whole" child and, therefore, seeks to comprehensively "wrap itself" around the participants. The carefully developed program components and activities work in combination to address the many needs of each adolescent between the most critical hours of the day. Our kids will:

  • Maintain and/or improve passing test scores with daily homework assistance
  • Reduce and/or eliminate delinquent behaviors through a well structured and balanced set of hard-impact activities to captivate and hold their attention
  • Frontline takes an integral part of our students' success by involving them in the creation of their "Personal Success Plan".
  • Our program will teach students to make better choices and decisions on how their lives are manifested in schools and their communities.