The Kids Hope Alliance (KHA) held its Afterschool Provider Kick-off, hosting nearly 100 program directors, managers, and staff to touch base, network, and discuss best practices for the ’19-’20 school year.
A number of important topics were covered at the meeting, including the use of student ID’s for data collection; the new, streamlined assessment binder, which will provide consistency in compliance reporting; and training requirements (CPR/First AID, FRPA).
Kids Hope Alliance is committed to increasing impact on Jacksonville’s children and youth.The KHA recently made headlines when thier CEO Joe Peppers, was suspended when the Florida Times-Union published a memo he authored saying the mayor’s staff pressured him to steer grant money to certain groups. The mayors office denied the allegations saying staffers followed the law. Nevertheless, the work of the Kids Hope Alliance is continuing its work without its CEO who is on a paid leave. Shown is Out-of-School Time Director Kenneth Darity giving remarks on day one of the Afterschool Provider Kick-off.