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Action News Jax’s Chandler Morgan reads at YMCA Tiger Academy, learns about their Alumni Scholarship

Action News Jax's Chandler Morgan reads to first-graders at YMCA Tiger Academy

Action News Jax’s Chandler Morgan got to read to the first grade class at the YMCA Tiger Academy on Tuesday morning!

The school posted on its Facebook page, “We want to thank news anchor Chandler Morgan from Action News Jax to read to Ms. Gray’s first grade class! We enjoyed learning about hibernation and using our predicting skills to guess what animal was mailed to the zoo!”


Chandler even read Action News Jax First Alert Meteorologist Garrett Bedenbaugh’s book, “Billy Wakes Up.” She also read “Dear Zoo.”

After her visit, Tiger Academy shared with Chandler information about their Alumni Scholarship program. The scholarship is awarded to students in their 5th grade year; Tiger Academy then keeps in contact with these students until they enter college.

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A newsletter is shared with graduates that shares mentorship, scholarship and volunteering opportunities at community organizations. The scholarship is comprised of funds raised by various donors and beneficiaries. This year, 5 high school graduates received $1,750 each that goes toward their education costs. These students will attend Boston College, Brown University, FSCJ and Methodist University. Over the three years of this scholarship being offered, 18 students have benefitted from this fund.

If anyone would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, they can reach out to Tiger Academy’s Executive Director Dr. Lauren Gibbs at

The First Coast YMCA is an Action News Jax Family Focus partner.

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