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Kids Hope Alliance: The Jacksonville Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families (KHA), is a fiscal agency of the City of Jacksonville and is responsible for overseeing the implementation and management of children and youth programs, services and activities, accomplished through third-party service providers.

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POISE4Youths (Providers of Optimal Ideal Superior Education 4 Kids) delivers engaging afterschool activities for students ages 13-19.   POISE fosters a safe, fun environment that promotes etiquette, career exploration, life skills, leadership, confidence, job readiness, financial literacy, physical fitness, sports, arts and drama, home economics, gardening and so much more!!  POISE, Inc. is dedicated to preparing teens for a bright future.

Our Purpose


Our mission is to develop teens into well-rounded, competent individuals.  POISE builds leaders of tomorrow!

Our Guiding Principals


  • Provide Youth training:                      We aim to provide youth access to comprehensive career and educational pathways.  By providing resources and guidance, we empower young individuals to make informed decisions about their future.

  • Skill Development:                              We provide the necessary skills and training for youth to complete the required steps and obtain the skills to achieve their career aspirations.  POISE afterschool and summer camp programs will equip youth with the practical and soft skills essential for success in their chosen fields.

  • Financial Education and Services:  We are dedicated to ensuring youth and families access financial education and services.  By imparting financial literacy and providing access to relevant resources, we aim to empower individuals to make sound financial decisions as they embark on their professional journeys.

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