Results & Awards


Alternative Education Students


Before/After School Girls

Title I Schools recieve federal support for large percentages of economically disadvantaged students.

The average percentage of economically disadvantaged students served by

Manatee County Title I Schools vs JFG Elementary:


Manatee County Title I Schools


JFG Elementary

JFG Elementary 2018-2019
i-Ready Diagnostic Reading Growth

Beginning of Year


End of Year

  • Tier 1 – At/Above Target Placement 4% 4%
  • 19% 19%
  • Tier 2 – Maintaining Target Placement 45% 45%
  • 66% 66%
  • Tier 3 – At Risk/Below Target Placement 51% 51%
  • 15% 15%
JFG Middle 2018-2019
Prevention Curriculum Outcomes

Beginning of Year


End of Year

  • Drug & Alcohol Prevention 43% 43%
  • 95% 95%
  • STD/AIDS Prevention 47% 47%
  • 91% 91%
  • Pregnancy Prevention 39% 39%
  • 86% 86%
  • Healthy Self-Esteem 61% 61%
  • 91% 91%
Before & After School 2018-2019
Program Results

Quarter 1


Quarter 2


Quarter 3

  • Achieved Reading Goals 83% 83%
  • 93% 93%
  • 100% 100%
  • Achieved Vocabulary Goals 38% 38%
  • 81% 81%
  • 100% 100%
  • Improved Behaviors 74% 74%
  • 100% 100%
  • Achieved Empathy & Inclusion Goals 52% 52%
  • 98% 98%

Girls demonstrated and improved empathy, compassion, and inclusion.

Girls developed accountability, affirming habits, and improved positive behaviors.

Girls expanded their vocabulary and improved reading comprehension.


Promising Programs and Strategies

Shining Stars – Prevention Programs that Work

Top-Ranked Child Care Services Agency in Manatee County

Governor’s Substance Abuse Best Practices Award

Youth and Children’s Services Nonprofit of the Year

 Model Schools Silver Award


“My granddaughter spent the first 5 years of her life in a turbulent environment and had a lot of manners and life skills to learn. Miss Sally and the rest of the Just for Girls staff offered the loving, structured environment she needed. She is now a flourishing 10-year-old that is delightful to be around! We can never thank you enough!”

JFG Grandparent

“Just for Girls was a godsend for me and my daughters when I was evicted. My girls needed stability while I was getting back on my feet and I enrolled them in JFG Elementary so they could attend before and after school at any JFG center in the county. I am so thankful that my girls are being cared for by staff that is like an extended family and that they will have a better education and a better future.”

JFG Parent

“I wish I could say all of the fantastic things about my first year at Just for Girls Middle. I didn’t want to be here at first, but my teachers helped me so much. I learned the importance of family – because here, we are a family and we all look out for each other. Just for Girls helped me become a better person.”

JFG Student