The Single Parent Program (SPP) Mid-Year Award Ceremony took place at the end of April at The Carver Center in Jacksonville Beach. They women being celebrated began the program in February and have successfully completed initial core courses related to financial education, career mapping, parenting and spiritual wellness. They are now in phase two of the program.
Ms. Barbara Beaman, BEAM Case Manager, ran the ceremony and presented certificates to cohort participants, who were accompanied by their families. Tears and laughter were shared as each woman stood to receive her award. Nearly 40% of the current program participants are actively in school full or part-time.
SPP mom Wendy, stood and said a few words to the group. She is currently enrolled in classes at Generation Jacksonville to receive a work certification: