Atlantic Beach Recreation and Cultural Arts Director Latrenia Thomas recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Community Hygiene Education Cabinet Stations Cabinets (CHECS) to be installed in the Jordan Community Center and the Gail Baker Community Center located in Atlantic Beach due.
Thomas, a recent graduate of Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) ‘Parents Who Lead’ Cohort 4 and founder of CHECS stated “This for you” as she addressed the centers’ youth in attendance. The DCPS’ 12-week cohorts are designed for parent leaders to demonstrate leadership capabilities, a desire to strengthen student achievement and parent engagement. The teens helped to identify their needs as far as hygiene care and products for the centers.
“We know that teens sometimes can be rude to their peers when it comes to personal hygiene. Sometimes they make fun of their peers or just don’t have the funds for the products,” said Thomas.
The Jordan Community Center is located at 1671 Francis Ave, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. The Gail Baker Community Center is located at 2072 George St, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. To donate or for more info contact Ms. Thomas at (904) 247-4038. Shown (L-R) are the happy students Mariah Kirkland, Aikeem Robinson, Layla Webb, Ayreea Scales, Kamara Cotton, Marquis Coleman, Ayden Brown and Keyawn Thomas
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