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ME Time

Posted on October 19, 2015

You’ve heard us talk about the Social Emotional Learning model we use at Legacy Scholars Academy and there are a myriad of proven tools we utilize to implement this model in our classrooms. “ME” Time is one of these tools. What is “ME” Time? “ME” Time stands for Music Education Time, but it means so

Candie’s Story

Posted on September 14, 2015

Mad. Mad at her parents. Mad at the world. This is how Candie describes herself before coming to live at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Getting into trouble at home and at school, seeking out ways to provoke her parents and make them angry. By middle school Candie had given up on caring about

Infant Swim Program

Posted on July 17, 2015

These hot Florida summers make many families thankful to have access to a pool. It’s a fun way to spend time together as a family and cool off. But the pool can also be a dangerous place for curious little ones who may find access unsupervised. You can give your child the skills they need

Rob Mitchell: Castaway Kid

Posted on June 12, 2015

Recently, we had the privilege of hosting Rob Mitchell, author of Castaway Kid, for a series of workshops on our campus. Rob grew up in a residential group home as a child and went through similar experiences as our residents, including the aging out process. Castaway Kid is his autobiography of these experiences and his

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted on April 15, 2015

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is committed to strengthening families and promoting the physical and the emotional well-being of children. RECOGNIZING ABUSE Don’t Miss the Signs, a campaign aimed at educating Florida residents on how to recognize and report child abuse shares the following information on

Day on Campus Testimony

Posted on March 30, 2015

On March 21st, we hosted our annual Day on Campus open house event. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to show our campus and share the powerful ways God is moving in this ministry. One of the most impactful moments of the day was a testimony shared by former resident Preston Taylor

Social Emotional Learning

Posted on March 03, 2015

As we share about our newly expanded Aldersgate Academy, you have probably heard us highlighting the Social Emotional Learning tools and environment our teachers and staff are utilizing to transform our students’ academic experience. But what is Social Emotional Learning? SEL refers to a process that integrates not just how a student thinks, but how

Day on Campus 2015

Posted on February 20, 2015

Back in 1983, we decided to celebrate our 75th Anniversary in a big way. We opened the campus up for an open house and invited the community to come and celebrate the ministry. It was a huge hit. People enjoyed this open house celebration so much, we were inundated with requests to do it again

National Mentoring Month

Posted on January 29, 2015

“Be someone who matters to someone who matters”. This is the theme of National Mentoring Month and the impact of a mentor in a young person’s life is tremendous. We recognize that the children who come to live with us here at the Children’s Home are facing a lot of barriers. They need a one-on-one