McKenzie's Academic Resource Center or "MARCs" serve at risk youth in two Jacksonville communites, including Portside at the Beaches where about 120 Fletcher Middle School students reside.  McKenzie's Academic Resource Centers offer academic tutoring, mentoring, and developmental programs for these students.  The MARC seeks to reach kids at an early age in order to help build a brighter future for them-teaching them to CARE, GIVE, AND GROW.  Our mission is to help young people recognize their full potential through academic excellence and to increase the promotion rate among students at all grade levels. The MARC exists to build a bridge between the classroom and the community, which happens by connecting teachers, tutors, mentors, and volunteers with our students through after school programs and various academic interventions.  The MARC hires teachers from Fletcher Middle School to assist MARC participants in this manner.  The MARC appreciates the partnership it has with Fletcher Middle School.



    Beach Church

    Beach Church is a local church in our community that parnters alongside with Fletcher Middle School.  Beach Church believes in investing in the next generation by providing Fletcher Middle School with volunteers to help mentor students, beautify school grounds and offer support and assistance to our staff.