Twin sisters, Joporia and Sertoria Crooms were both freshman at First Coast High School struggling in algebra, when they were welcomed
into the Fresh Futures family. Mother, Sertana Crooms, found out about Fresh Futures through another parent who had children in the program. The Crooms family attended orientation and immediately jumped right into the tutoring program. The former algebra struggle evolved into a grade of an A !! Joporia and Sertoria are in the Summer Internship Program, working at Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and The Florida Department of Health.
The Fresh Futures Youth Program is a year-long program for Duval County high-school students, providing training in financial literacy, college readiness, job readiness, academic enrichment, health and wellness, family involvement, cultural outings, and leadership and character development. The program culminates with a summer internship experience for qualifying students. Students meet at least two Saturdays a month during the school year at the Weaver Center for Community Outreach. 2017-2018 Eligibility requirements include: be at least 14-19 years when entering the program; be a high school student; have parental consent; have a 2.5 GPA; be able to provide copies of all required documentation and have an email address. For register and for more info visit www.freshministries.org/fresh-futures-youth-program.