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McKenzie’s Academic Resource Center or “MARC” was created to provide free academic programs to students in Jacksonville communities to help them recognize their full potential. In September 2011, the first MARC opened its doors in the Portside Mobile Home Community. Just one year later, we opened the second MARC in the Countryside Village Mobile Home Community. Today, MARC centers serve over 300 at-risk youth. The MARC offers academic tutoring, mentoring, and developmental programs to students of all ages. MARC programs are mission focused, data driven, and people centered!

MISSION: To help young people recognize their full potential through academic excellence and to increase the promotion rate among students at all grade levels.

VISION: The MARC exists to build a bridge between the classroom and the community by connecting teachers, tutors, mentors, and volunteers to our students.