$850,000 Donation Will Further Support Academic Mentoring Program for Foster Students

Social Services for ChildrenChildNet, the leading child welfare agency serving abused, abandoned and neglected children, recently received $850,000 to continue its mission of serving students in the School District of Palm Beach County.

The generous donation came courtesy of AT&T, part of the company’s commitment to help provide access to education and job training to those in need. ChildNet will use the funds to expand its Grounded for Life academic and mentoring program and to create a new Education Services Specialist position in West Palm Beach.

“Most children are successful when they have a caring adult in their life, so here’s an opportunity for a group of kids who may not have that support,” Superintendent Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II said. “This money is going to make sure that they have a great education, a great step forward in life and to be able to enter the world post-foster care and become great citizens.”

The schools below offer the Grounded For Life program:

  • Atlantic High School
  • Boca High School
  • Boca Middle School
  • Crestwood Middle School
  • Dwyer High School
  • Forest Hill High School
  • John I. Leonard High School
  • Loggers’ Run Middle School
  • Okeeheelee Middle School
  • Olympic Heights High School
  • Park Vista High School
  • Palm Beach Central High School
  • Palm Beach Gardens High School
  • Palm Beach Lakes High School
  • Royal Palm Beach High School
  • Santaluces High School
  • Spanish River High School
  • Watson B. Duncan Middle School
  • Wellington High School
  • West Boca Raton High School