Jack & Jill Center’s 2nd Annual RUN 4 THE KIDS 5K
Haven’t registered yet? Click this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/FortLauderdale/JackJillRunforKids.
Run 4 The Kids 5K – Event Information
Thank you so much for supporting Jack & Jill Center by registering for The 2nd Annual Run 4 The Kids 5K!
Pre-packet pick-up will be held on Friday, September 17th from 3:00 to 5:30 PM at Jack & Jill Center (1315 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL) outside of the Madelaine Halmos Academy building. Participants will also be able to pick up their packets at the event beginning at 7:45 AM. Virtual supporters will be mailed their packets which include their Run 4 The Kids 5K t-shirts and medals, if unable to pick them up at the pre-packet pickup or the packet pick-up on the event day.
In-person participants, join us Saturday, September 18th at LauderAle Brewery (3305 SE 14th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Below are the event day details:
- 7:45 AM – Registration Opens
- 8:10 AM – Warm Up By Alyssa From Ales & Asanas Yoga
- 8:20 AM – National Anthem by School of Rock
- 8:30 AM – Race Kick-Off/ Participant Start Time
- 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Entertainment by School of Rock
Free event parking is available in all areas that have not been blocked by event signage and orange cones. Additionally, free street parking is available in the grass along SW 14th Avenue, and in the Sirrsccos Marine parking lot located next to LauderAle Brewery.
All participants, virtual and in-person, will receive a t-shirt and medal, and in-person 21+ participants will also receive a drink ticket. In addition to LauderAle Brewery’s beers on tap, mimosas will also be available. If anyone makes an additional donation of $5 donation to Jack & Jill Center at the event, LauderAle will give a $1 discount on a beverage (up to $5 in discounts total per person). Click here to view the menu at LauderAle.
Thank you so much to the Food Trucks who will be at the event: Glow Bowl Food & German Themed Oktoberfest Truck – Epic Bites by Mike Smerda.
Do you have a friend who hasn’t registered yet? Sent them this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/FortLauderdale/JackJillRunforKids.
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About Jack & Jill Center: Founded in 1942 by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Jack & Jill Center, Inc. is the oldest nonprofit 501(c)(3) provider of early childhood education in Broward County and is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It is the mission of Jack & Jill Center to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center has four programs: Early Education Program, Madelaine Halmos Academy (elementary education program), Health Program, and Family Program. 90% of the children and families served live within 175% of the Federal Poverty Level, and 89% of families enrolled in Jack & Jill Center increase their income in just one year. Learn more at www.jackandjillcenter.org.
About The Jack & Jill Center Young Professionals Network (YPN): The Jack & Jill Center Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a networking group of individuals ages 21-40 who are dedicated to serving their local community. The main goals of the Young Professionals Network are to provide community awareness, volunteer services, program assistance, and financial support for Jack & Jill Center. Events hosted by the Young Professionals include quarterly happy hours, volunteer activities at the Center, as well as the planning and hosting of the annual Fall Festival.
The Friends of Jack & Jill Center presented The 20th Annual Power Lunch on Wednesday, September 29 at 11:30 AM at Global Grille at First Baptist. 250 guests joined us as Jack & Jill Center paid tribute to several special honorees in the community: The Young Professionals Network, The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, and Herman Construction. This honor is bestowed to one corporate organization, one foundation organization, and one volunteer organization that have gone above and beyond through their contributions and service to Jack & Jill Center.
Attendees were joined by Neki Mohan, Journalist, Storyteller, and Entrepreneur as the Master of Ceremonies and Guest Speaker, and Steve Halmos, CEO of Halmos Holdings, Inc. as Guest Speaker. Thank you to all of our supporters for making this event successful! Over $90,000 was raised to support the children and families at Jack & Jill Center.
Click here to view the event on YouTube.
Click here to view and download photos from the event.
Thank you again for your support! With your help, the Friends of Jack & Jill Center have raised $4.5 million for in-need children and families in our community since its inception in 2001. This would not be possible without supporters like you! If you have questions, please contact Jenn Swercheck, Director of Special Events at (954) 463 – 8772, ext. 206 or email@example.com.
Madelaine Halmos Academy Open House
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Madelaine Halmos Academy, 1315 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Please complete the RSVP form here.
Community members, you and your families are invited to our Madelaine Halmos Academy Open House on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM!
- Tour our brand-new, state-of-the-art elementary school building featuring two classrooms for each grade—kindergarten through fifth—in addition to a Music, Media, and Movement (MMM) Room, a Science and Art Lab, a large open-air classroom connecting the outdoors with a flexible learning space, and so much more.
- Engage with our passionate administrators, teachers, and team members who all possess a desire to see students thrive, and the ability to implement innovative approaches to education for an overall competitive educational experience for all of our students.
- Discover how your child could be eligible for a 2-year college scholarship through the Jack & Jill Center Opportunity Scholarship Fund, Presented by The Halmos Family. That’s right, we ensure all Madelaine Halmos Academy students are college-bound!
We are currently enrolling transfer students for the 2021-2022 school year, new students for the 2022-2023 school year, and summer camp 2022. Come visit our school on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM—we can’t wait to meet you! Please complete the RSVP form below.
New and prospective students and their families are welcome to attend the Jack & Jill Center and Madelaine Halmos Academy Open Houses!
Join us on Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 PM for an Open House at our Jack & Jill Early Education Center and Madelaine Halmos Academy located at 1315 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312! The Early Education Center is enrolling children from 6 week – VPK4. Madelaine Halmos Academy is a beautiful, brand-new, state-of-the-art elementary school building features two classrooms for each grade—kindergarten through fifth—in addition to a Music, Media, and Movement (MMM) Room, a Science and Art Lab, a large open-air classroom connecting the outdoors with a flexible learning space, and so much more.
The event will commence with a Welcome Presentation at 5:30 PM, and will be followed by refreshments and school tours. To register, please complete the form below.
For more information, please contact Admissions Coordinator Kathy Capobianco at (954) 463-8772, ext. 218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Online Auction Information—Click this link to preview and bid on items for our online auction: https://qtego.net/qlink/jackandjill. You do not need to be present at the event to win. The auction ends at 9:15 PM EST on Saturday, April 2, 2022.*
Leave your heels and ties at home and join the Friends of Jack & Jill Center on Saturday, April 2 from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at Lauderdale Yacht Club (1725 SE 12th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) for their renowned signature event, the 17th Annual PEDIATRIX Flip Flops on the Docks presented by SPIRIT!
Voted the Best Nonprofit Fundraiser of 2021 by Fort Lauderdale Magazine—This casual soirée overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway features relaxed tropical beach décor, delicious drinks, an open bar, fabulous Bahamian inspired specialty food stations, a Junkanoo and live music and entertainment featuring the Weedline Band, all on the docks at the Lauderdale Yacht Club. Guests have the chance to bid on over 100 luxurious items in a live and silent auction while enjoying the panoramic backdrop of Fort Lauderdale
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE EVENT!
For more information, please contact Director of Special Events, Jennifer Swercheck, at email@example.com or (954) 463 – 8772, ext. 206.
Join the Young Professional’s Committee of Jack & Jill Center for a fun Dance workout event with AKT Fort Lauderdale!
When: Sunday, May 22 @ 1pm
Where: AKT, 1902 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 33305
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
on Wednesday, October 12 On Wednesday, October 12 join us on a Fall shopping spree to benefit Jack & Jill Center from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at J. McLaughlin’s Sip, Shop and Celebrate Fall, 808 E Las Olas Blvd, then join the Friends of Jack & Jill Center for Happy Hour from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar, 740 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Happy Hour admission is a $15 for Friends Members and $20 for Future Members and includes one (1) glass of beer or wine.
Dust off your leg warmers and tease your hair as Jack & Jill Center celebrates the best decade yet at its 80s themed 80th Anniversary!!Join us on Saturday, October 22nd at Coral Ridge Yacht Club from 6:30 – 11:00pm. This totally awesome 80’s event, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, will feature 80’s themed décor, delicious drinks, fabulous food, dancing and a live performance by the Marcia Mitchell Band. Party-goers are welcome to attend in cocktail attire; however, are given a hall pass to celebrate the theme by wearing quintessential ’80s fashion including bright neon colors, bold prints, teased and crimped hair and shoulder pads.
Parking: Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Uber or Lyft is strongly encouraged.
Jack & Jill Center has been making a difference in South Florida since 1942—80 years! By giving to this event you’ll be supporting Jack & Jill Center, ensuring that we can serve children and families in our community for many years to come.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AND TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE SOOR! Please contact Jennifer Swercheck at (954) 463-8772 ext 206 or email@example.com for questions.