Kennedy Family Center

The Kennedy Family Center offers a wide range of programs to support members of our community beyond immediate academic needs, including:

Non-academic counseling and education

  • Counseling: individual, group, family, and crisis intervention.
  • Kara: Support group for students who have experienced the death of a parent, caregiver or significant family member.
  • El Centro de Libertad: prevention and education program consisting of group sessions to address issues surrounding drugs, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety.
  • Pride: therapeutic support group supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/non-binary students.
  • School assemblies: a variety of assemblies are hosted each year to teach and reinforce positive behavior and safety. Topics include bullying education and prevention, healthy coping skills, digital safety, and citizenship.

Mentoring

  • Council of goodness: weekly mentoring and academic support for students on Saturdays.
  • Friends for Youth: school based mentoring program that matches students with mentors in small groups for interactive group mentoring sessions focused on goal setting, school engagement, and decision making.
  • Healthy Cities: students  get paired with one on one mentors to assist them with academics and more.

Community Assistance

  • Bus passes & PE clothes are offered at discounted prices for qualified students.
  • Health Care Insurance & Calfresh Aid: assistance provided to families in signing up for healthcare and food stamp benefits.
  • Food Pantry Distribution: an opportunity for qualified families and community members to receive fresh produce and other food items such as chicken, beans, pasta, milk, etc.