Enterprise Learning Academy supports our military families and students.

Enterprise Learning Academy values our military families and students.

  • We have a full time Child and Youth Behavioral Military Family Life Counselor (CYB-MFLC) at ELA who works for our military connected families to provide stability and support in times of transition. Lunch groups offer coping skills to address military lifestyle issues and typical child and youth challenges. Individual session available.

  • MFLC Contact Information:

     

    Cheryl Alvarado, LCSW

    Military Family Life Counselor

    Cell: 904-524-4903

    School: 904-573-3260, ask to connect to ext. 999922

    AlvaradoC1@duvalschools.org

     

     

    ELA Enrollment and Registration:

    Sheri Biscotti, Data Entry Clerk

    Office: 904-573-3260, opt 6

    FAX: 904-573-3270

    biscottis@duvalschools.org

     

    School Liaison Officer at NAS Jax:

    School related transition planning including

    Interstate Compact, connecting with educational resources

     

    Teri Wanamaker

    School Liaison Officer at NAS Jax

    Office: 904-778-2236

    Cell: 904-238-6821

    Teri.Wanamaker@navy.mil

     

     

  • CYB-MFLCs are

    Masters or Doctorate-level licensed counselors specializing in child and youth behavioral issues

    Available at no cost to assist children and youth, parents, family members and staff of child and youth programs

    Available to provide short-term, non-medical counseling support, confidential - no records kept

     

    ISSUES ADDRESSED BY CYB-MFLCs

    School adjustment

    Deployment and separation

    Reunion adjustment

    Sibling and parent-child communication

    Behavioral concerns

    Fear, grief and loss

     

     

     

  • Military Recognition Events/Additional Activities Throughout the Year

    Oct/Nov - Winter USO Troop Donations - Our students create cards and artwork for service members away from home for the winter holidays.

    November – On Veterans Day flag raising, we encourage a military presence by inviting military parents to attend in uniform and welcoming volunteers attending from the community. We also encourage all student families to bring in a photo of their military service members in uniform for our Wall of Heroes. Submissions should have the name of their ELA student(s), grade, and the service member’s name. The Wall of Heroes is visible all year.

    April 15th – Purple Up Day - “Purple Up! For Military Kids” is a day for students and staff to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the combination of Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard blue, Marine red, and Army green. It represents the unity of our armed forces and their families.

    April, Month of the Military Child – A month-long series of grade-level parties and events to celebrate our youngest “service members”. During this month we welcome volunteers who support our celebrations with hours of time and contributions, including annually from Blue Star Families.

    May - A “White Table” display for Memorial Day to remember our fallen heroes and missing veterans