Traveling Youth Ranch Brings Games, Role Models to Children
Straight, Elizabeth, The Florida Times Union
This year, the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches are doing things differently. They are bringing youth motivational programs directly to the communities.
Called "Takin' It To The Streets," the mobile camping program, funded by the Florida Sheriffs Association, travels throughout communities, usually staying a week in each community and then moving on to the next site.
The mobile camp recently spent two weeks at Hunter Douglas Park in Middleburg's Hilltop community off Blanding Boulevard and Foreman Circle.
Maude Jackson, a community advocate, pushed for the mobile camp to come to the Hilltop area because the children in her area needed a lot of support.
"I wanted the children to look forward to coming …
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Publication information: Article title: Traveling Youth Ranch Brings Games, Role Models to Children. Contributors: Straight, Elizabeth - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: July 30, 1999. Page number: 4. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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