MCUSA Announces Partnership with Broward County Public Schools

Organization poised to serve over 20,000 students nationwide in 2017-18 academic year

MIAMI, FL (July 6, 2017)Motivational Coaches of America (MCUSA), one of the largest healthcare networks dedicated to excellence in behavioral health, wellness and education services for our community’s youth, has announced a partnership with one of nation’s largest public school districts – Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). The agreement expands the organization’s presence throughout the State of Florida which currently includes the school districts for Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Orange, Pasco, Hillsborough and Clay counties.


Founded in 1996, MCUSA provides high quality behavioral health services to students by utilizing evidenced-based curricula and placing innovative, highly qualified and skilled behavioral health professionals, identified as “Motivational Coaches,” within schools. Through early warning indicators and identifying certain criterion, Motivational Coaches are able to help students deal with a variety of issues, including anger management, substance abuse, self-esteem issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, bullying, gangs, oppositional defiance, academic underachievement, negative peer influence, and a variety of additional behavioral challenges.


“A one-size fits all design in addressing the social, emotional, psychological, physical, instructional and overall well-being of today’s youth is obsolete, ineffective and inadequate,” said MCUSA founder and Chief Executive Officer, Julio Avael.  “We have a moral imperative to provide, to our most vulnerable and fragile children, from our neediest and most economically disadvantaged communities, the access to services they may not otherwise have access to,” he added.


The MCUSA school-based program will be offered at identified BCPS middle schools, at no cost to the district, with materials, staffing and all other components provided by MCUSA.


“Our unique multi-level service delivery model is the ‘gold standard’ within the industry and is designed to impact school climate and culture, thus lending itself to supporting academic achievement, improving school engagement, increasing school connectivity, empowering youth, and enhancing the quality of life for children and their families,” said Mr. Avael.


Over the past 21 years, children who have successfully participated in the voluntary program often demonstrate academic gains, improved attendance, reductions in referrals and other healthy outcomes.


“Every child is a success story waiting to happen. There is clearly a need, within this community, to do all that we can to meet children where they are, and to ensure we bring that success story to light,” said Mr. Avael.


MCUSA is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and is a community behavioral healthcare agency, licensed by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration and by the Florida Department of Children and Family Services.


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