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First Read: Recruiting 5,000 Role Models

This year, 500 black students in ten middle and high schools in Duval County will be paired with mentors through the “5,000 Role Models of Excellence Project,” an initiative to recruit 5,000 mentors over the course of 10 years. St. Augustine kicked off the 450th celebration of the founding of the country’s oldest city on Tuesday, a week-long celebration projected to bring in tourists from around the world. Organizers of One Spark Festival, billed as “the world’s largest crowdfunding festival,” announced a number of changes Monday.

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500 Black Duval County Students To Receive Mentors

This year, 500 black students in Duval County will be paired with mentors.

Ten middle and high schools will participate in the “5,000 Role Models of Excellence Project,” an initiative to recruit 5,000 mentors over the course of 10 years.

Nathaniel Thomas, a 16-year-old student at Ribault High School, is one of the first teens who will be paired with a mentor.

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One Spark 2016 To Be Shorter, Have Fewer Creators

Next year’s One Spark Festival promises to be smaller and shorter than in the past.

Organizers of what’s billed as “the world’s largest crowd-funding festival” announced a number of changes Monday.

One Spark board member Rena Coughlin says, for one thing, the length of the festival had become overly burdensome, so they’re cutting it back to three days.

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First Read: Jaguars Fans ‘Depressed’ Over Trade

The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded the team’s longest-tenured player on Monday morning, releasing kicker Josh Scobee to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5) could face several opponents in the courtroom as she sues over proposed new district boundaries. The St. Johns County Tax Collector’s Office is now performing weapons-permits renewals.

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