Achievers For Life (AFL) is a dropout prevention initiative developed and funded by the United Way of Northeast Florida, in partnership with Communities In Schools of Jacksonville, Jewish Family and Community Services, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. Achievers For Life targets sixth grade students exhibiting risk factors of school disengagement including low GPAs, low FSA scores and excessive absences and provides them with family support, a mentor and help for the students at school. Communities In Schools achievement advocates work with students to keep them on track and prepare for high school.

    If you are interested in being a mentor in the Achievers For Life Program, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida at 904-727-9797.


    Matthew W. Gilbert AFL Staff Members

     Office Number 904-630-6700

       Yolanda McClendon

        Stephanie Coleman