Battle of the Books coming in summer 2021.


Reading during summertime! You can practically hear your children groan at the mere thought. Of course, once they get started on a good book, all reservations vanish faster than a dozen donuts left alone in the office kitchen.

Magdala Chery and son Jonathan-David Chery enjoy a Box Joy package.

Photo courtesy of Nakia Bowling

Remember waiting for something special via mail when you were a child, the thrill of watching for your postal worker or opening your mailbox to see if it arrived. The joyful anticipation of the package often felt better than gratification that came from whatever you were waiting for.

A father prepares a meal with his children.


So much of a parent and child’s everyday routines help develop and ready them for a successful life, but a lot of that comes without either of them thinking about it.

Student interns work under the supervision of The Children's Trust staff.

The Children’s Trust

Parents often have a hard time keeping their kids busy, and out of trouble, during the summer months. Just keeping their kids engaged can be hard enough, but finding something productive for them to do can feel like hoping for a miracle.

Morris Copeland was named David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children honoree in 2020.

The Children's Trust

Growing up in Liberty City, Morris Copeland saw firsthand the challenges facing Black youth in the inner city and the difficulties sidestepping trouble on the way to adulthood.

The Children's Trust sets its 2021 legislative priorities.

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March means one thing in Tallahassee; the start of the legislative session for the State of Florida.

Be Strong International named one of the Champions for Children Programs of the Year.

For more than a quarter of a century, the not-for-profit organization Be Strong International has helped children and parents improve their relationships through a variety of programs and initiatives.

The Trust and COVID-19

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2020 has taught us resiliency and adaptability to pivot to the needs of our community as we cope with a new normal.