Areas of Focus

The Escambia Children’s Trust is currently in its first full year of operations. Please check out our first strategic plan!
With this plan, a needs assessment and a theory of change in place, we are focused on building infrastructure, policies and procedures to effectively and efficiently contract with providers to improve services for all of the children of Escambia County. We thank the community for your patience; we want to do this right. 

The following ‘buckets’ are our target areas, but are subject to change based on our findings.

Group of young school children sitting on the floor with their teacher.


  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Parent education
  • Closing the achievement gap
  • Trauma-informed curriculum
  • Increased graduation rates
  • Expansion of trade school opportunities
African american family playing in bed.


  • Expansion of childcare programs
  • Prenatal healthcare education
  • Decreasing poverty levels
  • Financial Literacy classes
  • Family Service Centers
Adult woman holding a small baby up and kidding his stomach with a smile.

Infants and Toddlers

  • Decreasing Infant Mortality Rates 
  • Reducing substance-exposed newborns
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy
Three young smiling girls sitting on a paddle board with oars and a wooden fence behind them.

Community Programs

  • Mentorship programs
  • Afterschool programs
  • Summer camps
  • Adult readiness programs
  • Leadership training
  • Collaborative/cross-sectional programs
Group of teens playing tug of war with a rope outside.


  • Reduced youth arrests
  • Human trafficking issues