The Carpenter’s Shop Center is an out of school time program focusing on the whole family unit with year round services for children, youth & families

Out of School time services

  • Over 120 students receive youth-guided academic, social and cultural opportunities that promote learning and self-esteem necessary for life-long success.
  • Monday-Friday 3-6pm throughout Duval County Public School year
  • We work with students from kindergarten-8th grade

Family Strengthening & Support

  • We help connect parents to resources through referral services, and provide on-site services like family counseling & job training.
  • Referral Service
    • Family strengthening services to connect families to resources
    • Parent Advocate staff member
  • Family Counseling
    • The Carpenter’s Shop Center, through a partnership with Daniel Kids, provides a mental health therapist to work directly with children and families in individual and group settings.
  • Generations
    • 18+ job training program

Summer Camp

  • Over 120 students are anchored in a safe and supportive program for  6 weeks with interactive academic activities, engaging field trips, and summer fun activities.  Students acquire new skills, feel valued for who they are and develop a sense of belonging.
  • Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • We work with students from kindergarten-8th grade, with high school students volunteering

Special Curriculum

  • STEM
    • Our science class always has tons of fun with wacky science projects. Each year we offer a special new topic, recently with a focus on robotics and programming.
  • Music
    • Partnered with Cathedral Arts, we’re offering band and orchestra instruments to students 4 times a week.
  • Life Skills Class
    • Our rotating social and emotional learning curriculum focuses on important life skills.
  • Literacy
    • We take reading seriously! We offer both an in-house literacy class and weekly trips to the reading lab on Jacksonville University campus for one-on-one training with professionals.