Our Focus & Impact

JWB invests in programs, services, and initiatives so children are ready to learn, ready to succeed, and ready to thrive in homes, schools, and neighborhoods that are healthy and safe. The JWB Board has adopted a Strategic Plan featuring six result areas that provide a framework for these investments, so all Pinellas County children will have equitable opportunity to fulfill their potential and achieve meaningful and purposeful lives as a result of JWB and our partners.

  • Early Childhood Development

    Parents are their child’s first teachers, and as such, deserve tools and resources to be successful. Engaging parents, caregivers, and family members early in a child’s development is critical, so children zero to three have a strong foundation to grow, learn, and thrive.

  • School Readiness

    To ensure young children enter school ready to learn, JWB invests in services to help them gain foundational skills and achieve developmental milestones needed to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.

  • School Success

    We believe every child deserves to learn and succeed in school, so we invest in services and collective efforts that supplement learning and contribute to appropriate social-emotional development.

  • Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect

    All children have the right to be protected, feel safe, and to be healthy. JWB promotes protective factors and invests in services and collective efforts to support and stabilize families.

  • Strengthening Community

    JWB has a leadership role in identifying community issues and solutions with a primary focus on prevention. Our investments and collective efforts work to address complex problems, while embracing the uniqueness and diversity of communities and neighborhoods.

  • Organizational Capacity

    It takes a healthy and strong organization to implement JWB’s mission and strategic plan. Having a skilled and diverse workforce powered by robust technology is key to enhancing the well-being of Pinellas County children and families.

Stories of Success

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