CSC Broward is pleased to share the following events. Please contact the sponsoring organizations directly for more info. Events in the blast are listed free of charge & should not be considered as endorsements by the CSC.
Back To School & Immunization Events 


Mobilize to Immunize
Broward Health Community Health Services
Various Times Throughout August and  Community Immunization Mini Fair on Aug. 18  (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Fort Lauderdale & Margate


2017 Back to School Immunizations
FREE! Please have your child immunized by the start of school. Serving ages 4-18 at the Lauderhill Mall. Parent or legal guardian should remember to bring the child's immunization records. 
Florida Department of Health in Broward County
Various Times Throughout August (including Resource Fair & Immunizations on Sat., Aug. 12, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Lauderhill


(NEW DATE) Free Haircuts for Kids
Bring your sons, nephews, grandsons, cousins, brothers, friends, neighbors for a FREE Back to School haircut for all kids entering K-6th grade. We are also accepting donations to help pack backpacks for children who have lost a parent or guardian and are in need of our support.
Gifts From Jada Foundation 
Aug. 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Margate  


Donate to Back to School Cause: Help Fill Backpacks
Your donation will provide school supplies, suitable clothing and most of all the reassurance that a fresh start can lead to success for these deserving kids. 
Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc.
By Aug. 15
Deerfield Beach 


5th Annual Children of the Lotus (Pre-K Thru 12th Grade)
FREE Retreat * Back to School Giveaways * Free Massage & Reiki Healing * Mindfulness * Mindfulness in Education * Mindful Communication * Yoga * Finding Your Voice Through Spoken Word * Film-Making * News Reporter * Improvisation 
Dreamcatchers For The Soul, Foundation Inc.
Aug. 19 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Miramar  


Back to School Success Summit P.A.C.K. (Preparation, Attitude, Confidence, Knowledge) It Up!
Begin the 2017-18 school year with "ALL" the tools to have a successful year! Some topics will include: organizational skills, study skills, & peer pressure. Youth will attend interactive workshops and panel discussions. Parents can attend workshops to assist their student in having a successful year. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Free to middle and high school students and parents. Registration required.
O.K.A.Y. Institute, Inc.
Sept. 9 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lauderdale Lakes 

Fairs & Entertainment

Beat the Summer Heat
Bounce Houses * Meet and Greet with Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters * Spray the Fire Hose * Free Child ID Kits and More!
Broward Sheriff's Office
Aug. 10 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale


Back-To-School Basketball Tournament 
Half Court / Double Elimination. Ages 11 - 13 and 14 - 17. Call to register.
MEN2BOYS Mentoring Program
Aug. 12 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ages 11 - 13)
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. (ages 14 - 17)
Margate 


Back to School Dance for Teens with Developmental Disabilities
Parks and Recreation invites you to meet friends and have fun! Reservations are required.
Broward County Parks & Recreation and City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department 
Aug. 18 | 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Sunrise


Children with Special Needs Family Resource Fair
Join us for a fun and informative day the whole family will enjoy! Parents can learn more about resources available through special needs organizations in Broward County, while kids can participate in a variety of exciting activities. Giveaways * Refreshments * Special Needs Booths * Activities * Entertainment * Quiet Area * And More!
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital 
Sept. 9 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Davie

Awards, Fundraisers, Community Service

Do You Have ONE Hour a Week? Become a ReadingPal!
One hour a week will help a child improve their reading skills. ReadingPals are mentors who use books and conversation to build langauge skills of Pre-K and First Grade students. Each week, you will provide the individual attention and encouragement children need to thrive. Attend an upcoming training session!
United Way of Broward County
Remaining Dates: Aug. 16, 24, 28


Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
We are looking for dedicated seniors who are willing to help children in Broward County elementary schools improve their reading and literacy. 
Impact Broward 


Jazz Gala: Dance Through the Decades 
OIC of South Florida is celebrating our 15th year anniversary of providing quality self-help skills and employment opportunities for disadvantaged and underemployed residents of South Florida. In honor of this milestone, we are hosting the OIC Jazz Gala Celebration -- "Dancing Through the Decades."
OIC of South Florida 
Aug. 26 | 7:00 p.m.
Hallandale Beach

CSC Broward Trainings        #CSCBrowardTrains

Join us for the next  Agency Capacity Building meeting, and learn how to develop an effective stewardship program without breaking the bank!

Register for "Love Your Donors"
Aug. 23



Conferences, Trainings & Workshops

Guardian ad Litem Information Sessions
The Guardian ad Litem Program of Broward County is appointed to over 2,600 children; however, only 49% of our children are represented by volunteer advocates. As we strive for 100% GAL representation, your VOICE is needed. Be the voice that affects their length of time in foster care and their ability to receive services.
Guardian ad Litem Program of Broward County   
Aug. 16 | 12:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale



Register for 8th Annual Teens' Transition to Life Summit 
If you have a teenager with Special Needs, you will definitely want to attend the 8th Annual Teens' Transition To Life Summit on Sept. 23, 2017. It's an informative day for youth with unique abilities who are interested in college, vocational education and other options in life after high school. Parents are also able to attend workshop and gain access to invaluable resources.



(There are only 35 vendor tables available, strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis)



ONGOING

Save the Date: Broward Early Childhood Education Conference
Earn .5 CEUs, Keynote Speaker: Dr. William J. DeMeo, one of the most sought after, national and international trainers for educators in the area of challenging behavior, mental health and brain-based learning. Attend fun and engaging two 2-hour workshops on a variety of topics. 
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
Feb. 3 
Coconut Creek

Community Resources      

Summer and Back to School Programs for Children with Special Needs and Their Families
Therapeutic Social Skills Groups (year-round, ages 5-adult) * Science, Art & Social Skills Day Camp (Grades K-8) * Middle & High School Back to School Prep Program * Elementary Prep Mini-Program (Grades K-5).
Support for Students Growth Center
Boca Raton


Social Skills Groups for Children with Special Needs 
(Ages 4-9)
For some children with special needs, play may not come easily. In our Social Skills Groups, we strengthen your child's ability for meaningful social relationships. New times during summer!
My Florida Therapy
Tuesdays | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hollywood
Flier 


Music Afterschool Program
Offering a FULL semester scholarship for our Afterschool Music Program. For all that apply, we are offering a FREE week every semester they stay registered in the program. Free daily transportation to our location from nearby schools. We offer: Instrumental Music - Theatre/Drama - Voice/Choir.
Rhythm & Pitch
Pembroke Pines

Other Events

Broward Center for the Performing Arts: Teen Ambassadors
High school students with an interest in the performing arts and an aptitude for writing are invited to apply! Each year, 24 students are selected as Teen Ambassadors. The students receive free tickets to attend performances and workshops presented at the Broward Center and our affiliated venues to enhance their knowledge of the arts. They have the opportunity to see Broadway shows, opera, ballet, jazz and concerts and gain a glimpse behind the scenes at the business of the performing arts. Teen Ambassadors then share their insights and post reviews of the shows on social media sites.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts 
Application Deadline Aug. 25


Summer Jump Start
Dive right into a Girl Scout troop experience by joining the fun at our Summer Jump Start program! Girls can participate in 90-minute sessions this summer where they will earn grade-level Girl Scout badge components. While girls are enjoying their programs, adults can train to be troop leaders.
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida 
Aug. 17 | Hollywood (6 - 8:00 p.m.)


ONGOING
 

Because Of Fear, I Said It In Poetry: Speaking Up and Rhyming Out 
On-Call Leadership (Working with youth ages 9-17)
 
2nd & 4th Friday of Every Month
Northwest Gardens Leasing Office 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Fort Lauderdale 
Flier 

"Movie Night in the City"
On-Call Leadership Inc. & Florida All-Star Youth Inc.
Every 2nd Saturday 
6:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale
     

My Future...My Choice!
Are you ready to take charge of your future? We're recruiting young ladies (ages 13 - 17) to join our program. Program activities include: community service, cultural programs, college campus visits, physical fitness, and seminars.  
My Future My Choice, Inc.
Every 2nd Saturday,  Sept. 9 - Beginning of May | 10:30 a.m.
Fort Lauderdale 
Flier 


Teen Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss
Please RSVP.
Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP) 
Every 1st and 3rd Monday (Starting Sept. 18) | 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Sunrise


Spanish Support Group for Parents
For parents with children with emotional and/or behavioral disturbances. 
South Florida Wellness Network 
Fourth Monday of Month | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale
  

Ongoing Grief Support Group
Providing free grief support groups to children ages 3 years old through high school and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one. The Tomorrow's Rainbow Ranch is the only children's grief center of its kind offering innovative, best practice programming to support childhood grief and loss through miniature horse interactions, therapeutic play areas and facilitated peer support.
Tomorrow's Rainbow


Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
We offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), an experience-based psychotherapy treatment provided on its own or in conjunction with existing treatment. Learn about our organization and Siblings Support Group.
Healing Hooves PsychoTherapy Inc. (a PATH Center)
Southwest Ranches


CARES TEAM
Are you the caretaker for your grandchild, niece, nephew or sibling? You don't have to do it alone. The CARES TEAM can help. Offering family support, parent support and school support & guidance. Free and no referral necessary. 
Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida 

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