CALLING ALL S.O.L.D.I.E.R.S.!!!

THE S.O.L.D.I.E.R.S. CLUB is a high school male leadership and mentoring program developed by Mrs. Burney to decrease the student drop out rate; decrease youth violence and empower male students to unleash their inner greatness through...
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BETTY BURNEY SUPPORTS URBAN DEBATE IN JACKSONVILLE

According to Betty Seabrook-Burney, Honorary Chairperson of the School Board, “DCPS is eager to bring the private sector to the business of helping provide a challenging, standards-based public education to the hundreds of thousands...
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JAIL TALES: AIM TO HELP READERS GET INVOLVED

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2005 |  By Tonya Weathersbee   Three years ago, Betty Seabrook Burney took on the job of finding mentors for jailed juveniles.   But one day, Burney realized they needed more than mentors to guide...
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ELIMINATING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Betty S. Burney serves as key workshop facilitator at the Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts. Purpose: It is the mission of the Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts to provide support to Black Educators and to...
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URBAN LEAGUE TO HOST TEEN MOTIVATION PROGRAM

Published Tuesday, February 7, 2006 | Jacksonville Journal The Jacksonville Urban League, in collaboration with Duval County School Board member Betty Burney, will host a program titled “If These Chains Could Talk” at...
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SHERIFF DONATES $25,000 TO PURCHASE BOOKS

Published Friday, December 15, 2006 Jacksonville Journal A fundraiser at Outback Steak House in Jacksonville Beach raised about $35,000 Saturday for an effort to make the book If These Chains Could Talk available to all eighth- and...
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INMATES’ WRITINGS SPEAK VOLUMES

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2006 (read excerpt below) By JESSIE-LYNNE KERR The Times-Union School Superintendent Joseph Wise said he wants Burney’s book made a part of the curriculum for eighth- and ninth-graders “because...
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HATS OFF TO BETTY BURNEY

As I was reading a bulletin on MySpace titled “Ribault’s School Grade ’06-’07 is …,” I noticed that several students noted how “nice” and “involved” School Board member...
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BETTY BURYNEY HONERED AT CONTINENTAL LEGACY CELEBRATION

Originally published by The Jacksonville Free Press by Gayle Hardy On Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. the Jacksonville Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc. hosted their first Legacy Celebration. Over 300 guests attended the...
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GROWING UP BEHIND BARS

By Charlene Shirk First Coast News | 11/17/2006 8:31:46 AM JACKSONVILLE, FL – “Scary, that’s one word to sum it all up, Scary.” That’s a description of the Duval County Jail. It’s a cold, crowded...
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