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Florida

Building a stronger economy and military by investing the Sunshine State's youngest citizens

Florida has one of the lowest student achievement rates in the nation, threatening the state's economic prosperity into the future. Unexpectedly, poor education also affects military readiness in Florida―disqualifying 7 in 10 young Floridians from serving their country. Our members are working to improve academic achievement in the Sunshine State as a way to grow the economy and improve military eligibility. In 2016, our members successfully fought for quality child care by expanding the School Readiness Program amidst Florida’s struggle to pass a state budget.

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March 21, 2017

Connecting Youth and Communities with Law Enforcement in Orlando

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Police Training Institute presented a training session to the Orlando Police Department and community youth

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  1. September 12, 2016

    2016 Citizen-Readiness Index Infographic

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Latest News from Florida

  1. March 22, 2017 (Naples Daily News)

    Early education is the ultimate win-win

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