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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.


POISE4Kids (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, and physical fitness among the youth.  POISE, Inc. is dedicated to preparing teens for a bright future.

Our Purpose

POISE 4 Kids builds leaders of tomorrow today!

Our mission is to develop teens into well-rounded, competent individuals.

Our Offerings

We provide exceptional afterschool programs that are distinctive, enjoyable, and packed with tools to prepare our youth for the future!  Our offerings include Academic Assistance, Etiquette training, Career Discovery, Job Preparedness, Life Skills Training, Home Economics,  Leadership Training, Financial Literacy, Arts and Crafts,  Sports, Gardening, and more!


POISE introduces a new K-2 grade school that will open soon !  POISE Elementary School for kindergarten to third-grade students will offer a curriculum that combines Etiquette and Youth Leadership with the STEAM program to ensure academic excellence.  The school aims to develop future leaders by providing early learners with opportunities to learn, observe and participate in entrepreneurial and leadership activities in an enjoyable and interactive setting, ultimately producing educated and well-mannered POISED students.

"Children are gifts from the Lord."
                                          Psalms 127:3

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