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By Lindsey Rodea
Volunteer Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity of St. Johns County 

Habitat For Humanity of St. Augustine/St. Johns County Partners with Project Balance


April 1, 2017 | View PDF

Pictured above: Prep Club members joined by Project Balance at the 2nd quarter ceremony

The second quarter Prep Club Ceremony celebrated the academic achievement and attendance record of students who live in Habitat for Humanity of St. Augustine/St. Johns County homes. The Prep Club is a unique education program, special to only two Florida Habitat affiliates, that is funded by the Scheidel Foundation. The Scheidel Foundation also offers a scholarship for students and homeowners to three local colleges.

The ceremony was held at St. Johns River State College on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Laura Leslie, Co-founder/Executive Director of Project Balance, attended the ceremony along with Brittany Hawthorne, an Intern from the UNF Public Health Department, and Hayley Stricker, Flagler College student and Yoga Program Director. Project Balance is a pending 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in St Augustine, FL. Their mission is to inspire mind-body wellness through community partnerships, education and outreach. To learn more about Project Balance visit

The Prep Club encourages students to remain drug and alcohol free, stay in school, strive for perfect attendance, set personal academic goals and work toward them, and learn the importance of saving money.

"It was a perfect fit to partner with Project Balance for the second quarter ceremony," said Lindsey Rodea, the Prep Club Coordinator, "it is important to have the students engaged in an activity that promotes a healthy lifestyle and may provide a tool for the students to use in their daily life while also having fun."

About Habitat for Humanity of St. Augustine/St. Johns County

Habitat for Humanity of St. Augustine/St. Johns County was founded in 1993 and has built 133 homes for local families in need of decent, affordable housing. This year, there are plans to build six more homes in our community. To learn more visit, or call us at 904-826-3252.


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