The College Prep Club program (“Prep Club”) at Beaches Habitat for Humanity (Atlantic Beach/Greater Jacksonville, FL) is part of our suite of college-focused initiatives. It was established by our late Founder to inspire the student residents of the housing organization to pursue academic excellence on their educational path toward college.
The Beaches Habitat Prep Club continues to help middle and high school students prepare for college. Students’ academic performance is celebrated with parties and incentives, and they learn about the importance of serving others by performing community service. Through a partnership with Take Stock in Children (TSIC) of Jacksonville, Prep Club students are also paired with one-on-one mentors and work individually with a TSIC College Success Coach to map out and follow a customized plan for college.
Herb Scheidel’s personal involvement was a signature mark of the program, as he attended Prep Club parties, meeting the students in person to encourage their college aspirations. Herb considered their successes to be his own and his spirit of support continues