Safety Education with MBF Child Safety Matters™

What comes to mind when you read this list? Driver’s education Occupational safety training Boating course Gun safety class Tornado drill Consumer protection label The common thread is that these…Read more »

Meet the MBF Staff: Program Director, Stacy Pendarvis

Meet Stacy Pendarvis, the Program Director for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children! Stacy’s role is to oversee all program efforts related to the MBF Child Safety Matters and MBF Teen…Read more »

Back to School Safety Tips

The start of a school year brings opportunities for new learning, new friends, and new experiences. It also brings opportunities to ensure kids Know What’s Up and are equipped to…Read more »

Happy Anniversary Lynn!

Today we celebrate our executive director’s ninth anniversary at MBF. Our founder, our board of directors, and our team would like to thank Lynn Layton for nearly a decade of…Read more »

Child Advocates Urge Summer Supervision

Summer is a time when many children and teens attend camps and other programs to keep them busy and active. While most are generally safe places for children, parents need…Read more »

MBF’s Summer Safety Matters Campaign on Hola Ciudad

MBF’s Summer Safety Matters campaign made a recent appearance on Hola Ciudad! School counselor Evelisse Cordero shared details on how to prevent child abuse, bullying, digital dangers, and more during…Read more »

Program Director Stacy Pendarvis on The Chat

Program Director Stacy Pendarvis stopped by The Chat to discuss our new Summer Safety Matters campaign! To view the full video, click the link below!

Gulf Coast Kid’s House Advocates Provide Free Safety Training

Did you know the state of Florida mandates that anyone who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect a child is suffering abuse, abandonment or neglect must report it? However,…Read more »

MBF Summer Safety Matters

Did you know that the MBF Child Safety Matters™ 5 Safety Rules can help keep kids safe over the summer as well as during the school year?  During summer, children…Read more »

Summer Safety for Kids

Stacy Pendarvis, program director for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, talks to the News4Jax Morning Show about important tips parents should keep in mind this summer, when their kids…Read more »

New Safety Program Aims to Help Protect Kids on Summer Vacation

Kids face many new, unique risks during summer months when they’re out of school. The Monique Burr Foundation for Children launched a new Summer Safety Matters campaign, which aims to…Read more »

Special Event: Keeping Youth Safe Online, It’s Public and Permanent!

  We invite you to join us or a special event “Keeping Youth Safe Online, It’s Public and Permanent” on June 23. Hosted by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children…Read more »

Meet the MBF Staff: Events Manager, Tammy Long

Meet Tammy Long, the Events Manager for our team here at MBF! Originally from Charlotte, NC, Tammy moved to Florida in 2009 with her family and joined the Monique Burr…Read more »

Meet the MBF Staff: Executive Director, Lynn Layton

Meet Lynn Layton, the Executive Director of MBF! Lynn was born in Valdosta, GA, and has lived in Jacksonville for 29 years. She is a graduate of Valdosta State College…Read more »

A Night at Roy’s 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who attended this year’s A Night at Roy’s event! With your help, we’re continuing our mission to help keep children and teens safe through…Read more »

Celebrating 20 Years of Protecting Children

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children is busy preparing for our annual fundraiser, A Night at Roy’s on May 16th. This is always an exciting and fun event, but this…Read more »