Category: Blog

Thank You for Helping Raise $178,000 at the 20th Annual MBF Champions for Child Safety Pro Am Golf Tournament!

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all the Pros and amateur golfers, sponsors, and donors who participated in the 20th Annual MBF Champions for Child Safety Pro…Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Child Mental Health Awareness

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition…Read more »

2017 Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Training and Conference

On April 28th, the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) held its first Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Training and Conference. This amazing event brought over 60 dedicated professionals from 23…Read more »

How Schools Can Aid in Child Abuse Prevention

Today’s blog wraps up our series focusing on National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Hopefully you saw some pinwheels and blue ribbons in and around your community as symbols of child…Read more »

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – Keeping Children Safe

This month we’ve talked about April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This week we are focusing on one area of victimization, child sexual…Read more »

Preventing Sexual Assault: Understanding Consent

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Last week we talked about April being Child Abuse Prevention Month. However, April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising…Read more »