Since RealSense began 13 years ago, the Bostons have used the initiative’s free tax-preparation services, learning so much along the way.
Within a year of receiving support from Full Service Schools, Laila began to understand that while she could not control the situation with her parents, she could still be successful.
When Peyton started the school-year as a new VPK student at the Riverplace Chappell Childcare Center, she was hesitant, not quite sure of herself. Now, Peyton has blossomed into a confident student, ready to take on new learning opportunities.
DeCurnou is grateful for the volunteers at the RealSense tax sites but, sees her family’s experience with RealSense more as a beginning to a good financial future.
Secure in her new home, Peterson is looking to volunteer more and help others use the lessons she learned from RealSense.
Although she faced difficulties in middle school, Achievers For Life helped Jazzlyn become a successful high schooler with big dreams for her future.
Because of Full Service Schools and other United Way initiatives, members of the Northeast Florida community, like Kavell, can lead lives of total health, mentally and physically.
With the support of a Full Service Schools therapist, Jordan found that recovery from depression was possible, and that she could achieve her goals.
Through Full Service Schools, Laila received the counseling she needed to cope with the stress and anxiety stemming from her parents’ incarceration. Now twelve years old and in the sixth grade, Laila has entered United Way’s Achievers For Life program.