MCKENZIE'S ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTERS
McKenzie's Academic Resource Center's or "MARCs" serve over 300 at-risk youth in two Jacksonville communities. McKenzie’s Academic Resource Centers offer academic tutoring, mentoring, and developmental programs for students of all ages. We seek to reach kids at early age in order to help build a brighter future for them - teaching them to CARE, GIVE, and GROW.
Each summer, the Foundation hosts "Kamp Kenzie". This 6-week summer camp program provides enriching activities, field trips, academic engagement, and fun experiences for elementary and middle school students living in our MARC communities.
MARC PARTNERSHIP WITH GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTH FLORIDA
In February 2017, The Foundation announced that it will commit $1 million over the next four years for after-school academic tutoring, mentoring, and development programs for students of all ages at McKenzie’s Academic Resource Centers (MARC) in Jacksonville. Through this commitment, the Goodwill Industries of North Florida Career Services Department will partner with The Foundation, focusing on operations and resource provision for the MARC programs. “Our mission has always been to help young people recognize their full potential, and one of the best ways to do that is to empower youth through education,” said Blake Wilson, CEO of The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation. “By building a bridge between the classroom and the community, students at McKenzie’s Academic Resource Centers are being provided the opportunity to receive extra academic support in an effort to get better grades, to graduate high school, and to continue to excel through college.” The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation is excited to see this partnership further their mission of empowering students, providing resources, and positively impacting the world. ...READ MORE
Our mission is to help young people recognize their full potential through academic excellence and to increase the promotion rate among students at all grade levels.
The MARC exists to build a bridge between the classroom and the community. This happens by connecting teachers, tutors, mentors, and volunteers with our students through after school programs and various academic interventions.
The MARC centers welcome volunteers, mentors, and tutors to join us in making a positive difference in the lives of students in Jacksonville, FL. Use the contact information below to inquire about getting involved, or visit our VOLUNTEER page to see what opportunities are available.
MARC at Portside at The Beaches
Site Coordinator, Audrey Clowe
13936 Ascot Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32250
MARC at Countryside Village
Site Coordinator, Romy Kirkwood-Wilkening
10960 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246