Jacksonville Jaguars Community Report 2016-2017 - Page 8

EDUCATION & GOALS We Say “Go Jaguars!” City Year Scholarships The Jaguars Foundation, in partnership with Holland & Knight, are proud to sponsor the JaxKids Book Club. Through this partnership, 10,000 VPK students in Jacksonville will receive a backpack with several books, including the We Say, Go Jaguars! book. The JaxKids Book Club is a free early literacy summer reading program managed by the Jacksonville Children’s Commission. Since its inception in 2004, the JaxKids Book Club has provided 1,093,596 free books to more than 95,000 4–year-olds throughout the city. The Foundation continues to encourage scholastic achievement by funding scholarships through the University of North Florida , Florida State College of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. The Jaguars Foundation has a $500,000 endowment at the University of North Florida for eligible scholarship recipients as well as donated over $40,000 to the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.