Families

Bank of America to Charge $5 a Month for Debit Cards


NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America plans to start charging customers a $5 monthly debit card fee.

The fee will be rolled out starting early next year.

A Bank of America Corp. spokeswoman says customers will only be charged the fee if they use their debit cards for purchases in any given month. Customers won't be charged if they only use their cards at an ATM.

Students Your Accountable for Learning

Students Your Accountable for Learning

Students Your Accountable for Learning

Students, do you understand your position in your educational journey?
You have received a gift that puts you in a position to be excellent; you have a
position that influences your world in a positive way with access to a quality
education. Despite all the criticism America still has a world class educational
system that does prepare you to compete on a global scale. It is up to you to
make the most of it despite any challenges you may face during your educational journey.

Unfortunately you may not see the potential of education because of negative distractions
limiting your incite to your great potential. Students you have to understand and appreciate
your position for greatness and influence in society. The world is yours to make of it what
you want, but you have to have an education to survive and thrive.

Young men who seem to struggle the most have great men in positions that are role

Real Men Wear PINK

Real Men Wear PINK

Real Fathers Wear PINK

Fathers -  Participating in Nurturing Knowledge (PINK)

Parents - Children - Teachers

Parents - Children - Teachers

In an effort to inspire and encourage parents this school year,
parents are encouraged to be involved in the learning experience
at their child's school. Parents are an important key to their child's
academic success, data and actual evidence supports this.

The school year has started and a learning tone is being
established, the first consideration, do parents
really feel they should support their child's school? Understanding,
knowing when to ask for help with a struggling student is just
as important as asking why parents need help for their children
to be successful this school year.

There are key reasons why parents need to be involved.
Their child may need assistance sometime during
the school year and parents should and need to be involved.
Involvement and investment in education is interconnected
to the overall learning in schools and should continue in the
homes of students.

Local Sam’s Club Raises $42,000 for Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Local Sam’s Club Raises $42,000 for Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital

 Since 1987, Walmart® and Sam’s Club® have been hosting balloon icon campaigns. During the 2011 campaign that ran from May 1 through June 11, the Sam’s Club on Busch Drive was able to raise $42,000 for our local area hospitals, Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, both of which are Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

If Fathers Can

If Fathers Can

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person:
he believed in me. Jim Valvano (Coach and Mentor)

There are community programs, social initiatives, governmental support,
school vouchers, urban initiatives, and religious seminars, creating opportunities
for fathers to be active in their child’s school.

If Fathers Can look past their White faces, African American faces, Hispanic faces,
Latino faces, Asian faces, Haitian faces and other cultural faces and see there are
more Intervening (failing) schools that need more support by fathers being mentors
and role models; the Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida has set a great example by
getting involved showing that collaboration of government and education can work
in saving programs and empowering students.

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its

September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

 

WHAT:                        This month, seniors and boomers around the country are celebrating living longer, fuller lives by making proactive changes in their lifestyles in order to stay healthy as aging occurs. To assist them with these healthy choices, the Jacksonville Florida Blue center invites local seniors and their families to its free Health Seminar observing Senior Wellness Month on September 10.