Bit-Wizards' Senior Solutions Consultant, Jason Monroe, will serve on the 2020-2021 Fresh Start for Children & Families Board of Directors.
About Fresh Start
Fresh Start is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving the area's homeless population in various capacities for more than 30 years.
Formed in 1986 by local clergy, laypeople, and citizens, the organization was a response to the growing homeless population. Formerly known as "Okaloosa Coalition on the Homeless," the mission was operated entirely by volunteer staff until 1998 when it became a United Way Agency, which helped fund the needs for staff and operations.
In 2005, the organization changed its name to "FRESH Start for Children and Families." to more accurately reflect the shift in the program's focus to helping homeless families. FRESH is an acronym for Freedom, Respect, Education, Safety, and Hope). The mission of Fresh Start is to share love and compassion through a comprehensive educational, vocational, and economic housing program to help homeless families achieve self-sufficiency.
Jason Monroe is a Senior Solution Consultant at Bit-Wizards and is active within the community serving and attending local and regional events at the Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and Crestview Chamber of Commerce. Jason is the current Chair of the Fort Walton Beach Chamber RMP Committee, is a member of the Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club, and TeCMEN (Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network). TeCMEN is sponsored by the Okaloosa EDC, where Jason also attends council meetings to represent Bit-Wizards. Jason lives in Fort Walton Beach, is married and has two children.
“I am excited to be part of the Board of Directors for Fresh Start in 2020. I look forward to working with this impactful group of local leaders to raise families in need and provide them the Fresh Start that they deserve. Fresh Start is a local organization that helps families reach self-sufficiency, and I am proud to do my part.” - Jason Monroe
Serving with 20 other local business leaders in the Fort Walton Beach Community and alongside Fresh Start's Executive Director, Mary Wilson, Jason is excited to serve on the board of an organization that is impacting the families in our community for the better.
Fresh Start is a Bit-Wizards Managed IT Services customer.