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
School: 904-573-3260, ask to connect to ext. 999922
ELA Enrollment and Registration:
Sheri Biscotti, Data Entry Clerk
Office: 904-573-3260, opt 6
School Liaison Officer at NAS Jax:
School related transition planning including
Interstate Compact, connecting with educational resources
School Liaison Officer at NAS Jax
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
Deployment and separation
Sibling and parent-child communication
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