The Children's Services Council is pleased to share information on the following events and activities. For additional information on each event, please contact the sponsoring organization directly. Events in the weekly blasts are listed free of charge and should not be considered as endorsements by The Children's Services Council.
Upcoming Council Meeting & Budget Retreat
The next Council meeting will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Please note this meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. instead of the regular 9:30 a.m. time. The Budget Retreat will begin immediately following the regular business meeting. Please allow until 4:00 p.m. on your schedule, although it may end earlier. 
Budget Info Starts on Page 165 
Ready, Set, Go... 2017 Summer Camps!
Immediate Opening for Summer Classes (Grades 9-12)
PACE is a year-round program that provides academic and counseling services for girls. 
PACE Center for Girls Broward
Wilton Manors

JA BizTown Summer Camp
Campers are immersed in JA's nationally recognized curriculum in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. They also participate in fun activities like art, STEM and fitness. 
Junior Achievement of South Florida
Coconut Creek 

Youth Career Camp - Employment Readiness Camp for Teens Ages 15-21 with Disabilities 
Helping teens with: Resume Development, Social Skills, Interviewing Skills, Money Management, and Workplace Etiquette. 
ARC Broward
Sunrise (Session 1), Fort Lauderdale (Session 2)
Website  Flier

Special Needs Camp for Kids Ages 3-7
ABA Therapy, Sensory, Weekly Field Trips, Story Telling, Social Skills, Potty Training, Music Movement and More!
My Florida Therapy
Website  Flier

8-Week Summer Session (Ages 11-15)
A premier leadership academy that will guide students to develop life skills in Culinary, Financial Literacy, Arts and Fashion.
Dreamers Leadership Academy
Website  Flier

Vacation Bible School (4 years - 5th Grade)
Created by GOD, Made for a Purpose. A world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they are lovingly crafted by God.  
New Horizon United Methodist Church 
Website  Flier

Online Summer Writing Camp (Grades 3-5, 6-8 or 9-10)
Join award winning teacher and author Lori Bitar and Google for Education Partner - BoomWriter for a fun and engaging summer experience. Students collaborate with peers to create an original story in their own PUBLISHED book.   
BoomWriter - Lori Bitar 
Website  Flier

FREE Summer Recreation Program 2017 (Ages 6-17)
FUNnFit. View flier for information: locations, hours, ages, activities, field trips, summer food program, Counselor in Training (CIT), and the open house.
Broward County Parks & Recreation

Kid's Summer Camp (Ages 3-21) & Adult Day Program (Ages 18+)
Kid's Summer Camp
Music, arts & crafts, outside play, cooking, activities, interactive play, etc! Program activities are designed to accommodate the special needs population ages 3-21.

Adult Day Program
Cooking, outdoor activities, arts & crafts, pet therapy, interactive activities, motivational speakers and more! Program activities are designed to accommodate the special needs population ages 18-40.
Broward Children's Center
Pompano Beach or Hollywood (Kid's Summer Camp)
Pompano Beach (Adult Day Program)

Camp HOPE (Ages 6-12)
9-week summer day camp. We provide a holistic approach to academic enrichment by combining educational, recreational, career development and cultural activiteis in a fun and safe environment.   
New Hope World Outreach

Special Population Summer Camp 2017 (Ages 6-22)
Summer Camp is for children and adults ages 6-22 with special needs and varying disabilities. Daily activities will include recreational games, sports, arts & crafts, educational classes, swimming and much more! Participants must be independent in toileting and be able to administer their own medications with supervision.   
City of Pembroke Pines 
Pembroke Pines 

Camp Extravaganza (Grades K-5)
Arts & Crafts * 8-Weeks of Wholesome Fun * Educational Nucleus * Trips * Weekly Swimming * Music Appreciation * Sports * Life Skills Lessons & Lots More! 
CLS Kinder Academy  

Summer in the Studio (Ages 6-15)
Ten weeks of creative fun! Painting * Drawing * Sculpture * 3D Modeling * Digital Animation Photography * Interior Design * Video Game Design * Comicbook * Costuming * Mixed Media * CosPlay Papier Mache and More! 
Coral Springs Museum of Art 
Coral Springs 
Website |  Flier

Summer Camp 2017
Show Camp (Grades 2-10)
Storybook Adventures (Creative Drama for Pre-K to 1st Grade)
Florida Children's Theatre  
Fort Lauderdale
Website |  Flier

Summer Fishing Camp Program (Ages 8-15, Boys & Girls)
Activities/Field Trips: Saltwater Fishing, Freshwater Fishing, Drift Boat Fishing, Air Boat Rides, Bowling, Movies, Park Time, Water Park, Jump Zone, IGFA Museum and Fishing Hall of Fame and more! 
Get Some Fishing LLC
Website |  Flier

Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit (Teens Ages 14-19)
PALS is a leadership program for high school students who want to develop leadership, interpersonal, and life skills that will serve them throughout their higher education and beyond. PALS is also a safe space for students who want to learn how to create meaningful friendships and discover ways to deal with bullying, social alienation, and body image issues, through self-discovery and open discussions -- while immersed in a diverse atmosphere.  
National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment
Miami (FIU)
Website |  Flier

Life Skills Camp (Children Ages 13-20 with Disabilities)
Join us for a summer full of engaging and learning experiences on life skills (cleaning, grooming, cooking and washing clothes).   
Special Needs 360 Care
Website |  Flier

Summer Enrichment Program (Entering Grades 2-5, Entering Grades 6-8)
Cultural Diversity, Creative Arts and Character Building through Education and Recreation. SEP offers eligible students the opportunity to create, discover and learn through a variety of activities. Our experienced staff focuses on educational development and social experiences that bring students together in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. 
Urban League of Broward County 
Fort Lauderdale
Website |  Flier

STEAM Summer Camp '17 (Ages 5-12 and 6-12)
Our summer camps are proven to be fun and effective, teaching kids the technology skills that they will need to be successful in today's digital world. Students will master skills like robotics, coding, 3D modeling, and animation as they learn to use professional-level software in a fun camp setting.   
WTU Enrichment  
Hollywood & Miramar
Website |  Flier

Eco-Edventures Summer Camp (Geared to Campers Entering 1st - 5th Grades)
Learn about the plant - animal - human connection by exploring Flamingo Gardens and the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, building a worm bin and learning about composting, tending newly planted seeds and learn about plant propagation and photosynthesis. View flier for more info! 
Youth Environmental Alliance
Website |  Flier
Fairs & Entertainment

Children's Multi-Cultural Book Fair and Empowerment Day
Come to this 2nd annual event! This is a FREE event -- a day filled with new experiences for children and their parents that will open their hearts and minds to other cultures. Children are natural explorers and curious about the world around them. Learning about each other's culture early in their lives will help them to understand each other as children and adults. FREE books to the first 300 children! Reading Party with Authors * Children's Art Exhibit * Children's Performances * Youth Entrepreneurs * Blowing Bubbles Party * Snacks from Around the World * Hula Hoop Contest * Tropical Garden. 
May 20 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale 

A Night With Our Stars! 
Ashanti's dance and drama students from The Historic Ali Cultural Arts location will celebrate a year of classes with a movie theme showcase. The event will be filled with dance, dramatic expressions, special guest, movie favorite concessions -- all set to famous movie soundtracks from the 80s to today! 
Ashanti Cultural Arts  
May 27 | 7:00 p.m.
Pompano Beach  

5th Annual Family & Friends Picnic
Come out and enjoy our "carnival" themed booths created by our I2L youth members and participate in our fundraiser walk! The walk is $10, and the picnic is free. Please pre-register and bring your family, lawn chairs and a dish of your choice to share. We will provide the fun!
June 10 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Awards, Fundraisers & Community Service 

Provider Appreciation Day
Come join us as we thank and celebrate YOU! This is a special day set aside to recognize child care directors, teachers and other administrators serving young children. You deserve a big "Thank You" for your dedication, commitment and compassion. A special celebration breakfast will be served.
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc.
May 17 | 9:30 a.m.
Lauderdale Lakes 

BCDI of Fort Lauderdale Fundraiser
Let Chili's do the cooking while we support Black Child Development Institute at the same time. With each flyer presented on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (Plantation location), Chili's will donate 15% of the event day sales. 
Black Child Development Institute of Fort Lauderdale
May 17 | 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Scholars Breakfast
Recognizing scholarship recipients from foster, relative and non-relative care who have beat the odds and graduated from college during the last 12 months. Our signature celebration, now in its 12 year, will also honor the 2017 Champions of Children whose interest, vision and generous support have significantly contributed to HANDY's continued success. The Scholars Breakfast will take place on June 2 (coffee reception 7:30 a.m., breakfast program 8 - 9:30 a.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six.
RSVP by May 19
Fort Lauderdale 

5th Annual Dereby Days Preakness Party
Dress to impress in your finest Derby Day attire and take in all of the race-day excitement of the Preakness Stakes!  If you haven't, please consider participating with a sponsorship. This is a great opportunity to showcase your organization and support our mission of making an impact in the education of Broward County's middle school students.
Crockett Foundation 
May 20 | 5 - 6:00 p.m. (VIP Reception), 6 - 9:00 p.m. (Party)
Hallandale Beach
CSC Broward Trainings        #CSCBrowardTrains
Safety First: Keeping Those Who Provide In-Home Services Safe
May 22 | Reg. Link

Overview of Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Conditions
May 25 | Reg. Link

Shaping Behavioral Challenges in Children   
May 31 |  Reg. Link

The CSC Online Learning Center (OLC)
This is a free training website created for any person serving children and families in Broward County. The OLC offers quality and relevant courses that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week anywhere there is Internet access. Just register, enroll and view.

Conferences, Trainings & Workshops

4th Annual Narcotics Conference 
A must-attend event discussing the human behavior of mind-altering substances affecting our daily way of life. Learn the warning signs and meet some of the brightest minds in the fields of Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuroscience, Criminology and Education, encompassing four panel discussions. 
Broward Crime Commission 
May 19
Deerfield Beach

Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management 
Morning Class (Revenue: Grantwriting Wars)
Accounting for Time & Money: Managing Financial Resources 
Florida Association of Nonprofits 
May 20 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

7th Annual Hopeful Tears Institute Grief Summit  
Tomorrow's Rainbow, in partnership with the Children's Services Council of Broward County, presents Holding Space on May 23. Practitioners are often bombarded by differing techniques to help heal some of our community's most wounded children, teens and adults. Holding Space allows practitioners to engage clients in meaningful, cathartic work with individuals and groups that have witnessed, experienced and dealt with traumatic situations. This training is a must for those in the trauma informed services community and anyone facilitating growth and change. 
Tomorrow's Rainbow / Hopeful Tears Institute 
May 23 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pompano Beach

Improving Outcomes 2017: Pregnancy, Prematurity and Beyond
Inviting all Memorial Healthcare System and & health care professionals who care for women, babies or families in the areas of L&D, NICU, Nursery, Postpartum, Pediatrics, ER or Medical-Surgical departments. This event will take place on June 9 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, Inc. 
Reg. By May 31
Fort Lauderdale

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training 
This workshop will provide an overview of the impact of trauma; rationale for trauma focused therapies; highlights of the research that supports the effectiveness of the TF-CBT; education and practice activities from each component of the TF-CBT model. It is geared toward therapists and CEU's are provided.
National Youth Advocate Program  
June 22 & 23 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale


External Auditing Services Request for Proposal 
Inviting qualified independent auditing firms having sufficient governmental accounting and auditing experience to submit proposals to provide External Auditing Services beginning with fiscal year end September 30, 2017.
The Children's Services Council of Broward County
Access RFP (Completed applications are due on/before Noon EST May 19, 2017).

Fiscal Year 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Request for Proposal
Announcing a new funding opportunity.  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) provides funding to assist with efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The BJA is also responsible for identifying strategies and purposes for funding, known as the Eligible Federally Authorized Purpose Areas.
The Broward County Human Services Department, Community Partnerships Division (CPD)
Access RFP (Closes Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.)

Joshua's Path Summer Seminars (Sunrise)
Goodman JFS of Broward

June 5 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

July 3 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Aug 7 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Other Events

Diversity in Aquatics Masters Swim Club
12:00 p.m/ (Shallow Water Run Training + Float & Stroke), 12:30 p.m. (Introduction to Deep Water Running), 1:00 p.m. (Beginners/Intermediate - Masters Swim Practice). Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18 or over).
Diversity In Aquatics & U.S. Masters Swimming  
FREE for Month of May | Saturdays | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Suit and Tie Drive
Donate professional attire for middle & high school male students in the Broward County Public Schools Debate Program. Drop off your new or slightly used clothing at the locations listed in the flier.
PMD Ministries Inc.  
Ongoing - May 31
Various Drop-Off Locations  

2017 Youth Camp-In & Diversity Days
Camp-in starts Friday at 6:00 p.m. and doors open Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for workshops. Don't miss the youth pageant and crowning of Mr and Ms Youth Pride! There will be live entertainment on Saturday, and on both days, there will be food, drinks and snacks.
Florida Youth Pride Coalition 
May 19 & 20
Fort Lauderdale

Teen Talks: My Life Matters
You're invited to attend and have some REAL TALK about why YOU matter! Refreshments will be served.
Ignite Empowerment Community Center
May 19, June 16, July 14 | 6:30 p.m.

Hosanna's First Annual Survivors Stroll: Healing Families
A day of inspiration, reflection and empowerment for survivors and anyone impacted by incest, molestation and rape. We are not alone! Activities: Walk Delevoe Lake, Hear Motivational Speakers, Express through Art, Meet Community Partners. 
Hosanna's Exposed The Conversation 
May 20 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

OneUnited Bank Sponsors 7th Annual Essay Contest to Promote Financial Literacy for Urban Youth
Be sure to tell anyone you know that has a child 8-12 years old to enter for a chance to win $1,000 savings account! 
OneUnited Bank 
June 15 | Submissions Must Be Postmarked By or Emailed


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 

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

Grief Support Groups for the Entire Family 
Welcoming children, teens, young adults and families seeking support after the loss of a loved one. In partnership with VITAS Healthcare, the free Peer Support Groups run across Miami-Dade and Broward County. Offering a safe and comfortable environment for participants to explore their emotions along with their peers. Complimentary pizza dinner provided before all group meetings.  
Children's Bereavement Center
Every Wednesday of the month  

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

NJCC Counseling Unit No-Cost Services
The Counseling Unit at NJCC provides forensically sensitive therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults victimized by the crime of sexual abuse/assault and child victims of physical abuse. Services are also provided to non-offending family members.
Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC) 

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
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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