MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I enroll my child at MWYF?


Please contact MWYF offices at (904) 359-KIDS (5437) for program availability.

Participants for TnT are accepted during the summer and are admitted based on availability, from August through January. 

Youth accepted into the TnT program must be current or rising  Kindergarten through 8th grade students with priority given to students who live in the 32209 and 32206 zip code areas and are on free or reduced lunch.

Participants in the Camp Dynamite Summer Program are accepted in April. First priority is given to members of the TnT program. Limited spots are available. For more information on Camp Dynamite or to be placed on the waiting list, please call us at (904) 359-5437.



Where is MWYF located?

The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation is located in the MaliVai Washington Youth Center at Emmett Reed Park on the corner of 6th and Payne in the historic Durkeeville community. The address is 1096 West 6th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209.



How do I contact MWYF?

Phone: (904) 359-5437
Fax: (904) 301-3789
Mail: 1096West 6th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209



Who is on the Board of Directors and how are they selected?

The Board of Directors is comprised of a committed group of community leaders. Board members generally begin as Foundation volunteers and/or donors. For additional information, please contact the Executive Director at 904-359-5437 or email



What is the annual Gala?

The annual MWYF Gala is as our largest fundraising event and generally takes place in the early fall. Celebrities, friends and donors of MWYF come together during this two-day event to support the youth in our programs. The event includes a Tennis Pro-Am and a Gala Dinner including an Awards Ceremony and Live and Silent auctions. For more information on the annual Gala, please call (904) 359-5437 or email us at



Can I play tennis on the courts?

The tennis courts are managed by the City of Jacksonville’s Recreation Department.

The courts are closed to the public during regular program hours of MWYF and during special events. The courts are open during the school year from 9am-2pm. On no-school days, the courts are open from 9am-4:30pm. During the summer, the courts are closed for camp for six weeks but are open for the remainder of the summer from 9am-4pm.

Unfortunately, the City of Jacksonville does not have the personnel to open the courts on the weekends.

Proper I.D. and tennis attire is required.



Can I book the MaliVai Washington Youth Center for a special event?

Currently the MWYC is only available to nonprofits to book for meetings, trainings and special events. In the future. For additional information, contact us at (904) 359-5437 or