imgRichard L. Brown Elementary
Richard L. Brown Elementary
imgAnnie R Morgan Elementary
Annie R Morgan Elementary
imgAtlantic Beach Elementary
Atlantic Beach Elementary
imgGeorge W. Carver Elementary
George W. Carver Elementary
imgLoretto Elementary
Loretto Elementary
imgNorth Shore Elementary
North Shore Elementary
imgBeauclerc Elementary
Beauclerc Elementary
imgSeabreeze Elementary
Seabreeze Elementary
imgRamona Blvd. Elementary
Ramona Blvd. Elementary
imgFort Caroline Elementary
Fort Caroline Elementary
imgMayport Elementary
Mayport Elementary
imgSt. Paul's Catholic School
St. Paul's Catholic School
imgSan Jose Elementary
San Jose Elementary
imgJ. Allen Axon Montessori
J. Allen Axon Montessori
imgRuth Upson Elementary
Ruth Upson Elementary
imgTimucuan Elementary
Timucuan Elementary
imgSpring Park
Spring Park
imgSeabreeze Elementary
Seabreeze Elementary
imgPinedale Elementary
Pinedale Elementary
imgJohn Love Elementary
John Love Elementary
imgFACE crab
imgWaterleaf Elementary
Waterleaf Elementary
imgBayview Elementary
Bayview Elementary
imgFACE Kicking
imgJEB Stuart
JEB Stuart
imgSouthside Elementary
Southside Elementary
imgCedar Hills Elementary
Cedar Hills Elementary
imgAbess Park Elementary
Abess Park Elementary
FACE4Kids - A Youth Leadership program
The focus is on fitness to help reduce obesity in the kids today along with

character education to build self-esteem and respect.

Helping today's youth become tomorrow's successful leaders.


Even children who are not old enough to understand the consequences of their actions can suffer from them. Fitness and Character Education (FACE) motivates elementary school children to build fitness, self esteem and character before it’s too late.

Since its inception in 2003, the FACE core program and General Assemblies have reached and influenced more than 25,000 students building self confidence, nurturing broken spirits, growing moral character and instilling a non-defeatist attitude.  With a focus on fitness, to help reduce obesity, the FACE program combines hand-eye coordination, physical fitness, public speaking and character education to build self esteem, respect and confidence.

The FACE Program will be in its 15th year of Making a Difference in the Duval County Public Elementary Schools for 2017-2018 school year.

FACE for Duval County Public Schools

Goals of the FACE Program

  • To target elementary aged children and positively enhance their character, fitness level and leadership qualities  
  • To increase self esteem, self confidence and manage aggression and disciplinary problems effectively (with exercise, mental stimulation and accomplishment)
  • To build a “community” one leader at a time by teaching confidence, self esteem and respect
  • To nurture a student’s ability to achieve academically by growing areas of the child’s character and confidence
  • To help today’s youth become tomorrow’s successful leaders by introducing positive social interaction
Values and Qualities of the FACE Program
  • Respect and courteousness
  • Public speaking & eye contact
  • General friendliness
  • Openness to making new friends
  • Understanding the importance of education and homework
  • Developing & understanding physical fitness

The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow.
Respect others - Respect Yourself!

Introduction of FACE
Why We’re Different

The FACE Program is unique in that it not only increases physical fitness but also addresses and builds areas of the child’s character, self esteem and confidence. Fitness training is essential, but character building is priceless and can leave an imprint that lasts a lifetime.  With most students, they not only meet their own expectations but excel way beyond them!

We give children the possibility
to change their life.  

How We’re Different
All kids want to earn something. Like the martial arts, students reach new levels of skill coordination and are “promoted” to different levels after completing the entire  FACE session (the minimum session is 8 classes). They “graduate” by learning all the lessons that are taught during the sessions and even perform some of their skills (both physical skills and public speaking skills) at a “graduation.” Each FACE session earns the child a different colored T-shirt and an award certificate that denotes their accomplishments. This encourages the child to want to earn the next level of colored shirt and accomplish even more.

By instilling a sense of accomplishment in the child, and requiring a certain amount of attendance at the weekly sessions, we help the child set goals and achieve them and ultimately foster life skills that are invaluable in the child’s life.

  • combines confidence, growth and positive attitude, leaving an imprint that lasts a lifetime
  • motivates kids to get fit, get positive, get ahead
  • utilizes a proven combination of incentives, physical activity, and communication skills
  • connect with children in familiar surroundings -- in school and community settings
  • offers kids an alternative to risky and destructive behaviors and helps them understand why they should make the right choice
  • offers positive role models and reduces peer pressure by making good choices the cool thing to do
  • cultivates self esteem, self confidence and self control
  • helps today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders