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.
Back To School & Immunization Events 
Mobilize to Immunize
July & August
Broward Health Community Health Services
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. - 12:00 p.m.)

Back to School Extravaganza
Start your school year off right! Backpack Giveaway * School Supplies * Books * Sneakers * Health Physicals * Resource Fair * Swimming * Y-Fit * Games & Prizes * Arts & Crafts.
YMCA of South Florida & Community Partners 
July 29 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Back to School Extravaganza: 9th Annual Family Health & Community Festival 
All kids receive: Free school supplies, Free physical exams, Free immunizations, Free haircuts and more!
Crockett Foundation & Community Partners
Aug. 5 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pompano Beach 

Back to School Bash
The Teacher Tools Store welcomes award-winning educator and author Lori Bitar. Come out and join us for back to school shopping and an autographed copy of Save Our Students: Solutions for Schools, Staff, Students, Stakeholders & Society to start your school year off right!
Lori Bitar & Teacher Tools Store
Aug. 5 | 12 - 2:00 p.m.

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.

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. 20 | 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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 
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There will be no July Council meeting. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, August 17, 2017.
Fairs & Entertainment

Summer Sizzle Fire & Safety Kid's Camp
Safety is a game we all can win! Meet Firefighters * See Fire Trucks * Learn Fire Safety * Play Safety Games. 
The City of Pompano Beach & The Fire Chief's Association of Broward County 
July 18, 19 & 20 | 9 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Pompano Beach

Broward Star Time Talent Showcase
FREE Event! Summer Recreation Program participants will do a showcase of performing and visual arts. 
Broward County Parks and Recreation Division 
July 27 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Family Fun Series: Game Night
Join us for a fun night of games for families impacted by cancer. This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP encouraged. 
Gilda's Club of South Florida 
July 28 | 6 - 8:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

Get L.I.T. (Life, Information & Technology) Health & Community Resource Fair
Blood Mobile * HIV Screening * Health Screening * SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) * Technology Workshop * United Way * LegalShield * Ronald McDonald Tabs Program * Relay for Life * Mental Health Awareness * Voter Registration * FLOMobile * Ali Cultural Center * NAACP.
ETA NU Chapter of Omega PSI PHI Fraternity, Incorporated 
July 29 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Pompano Beach

Night Out Against Crime
You're invited! Help us celebrate National Night Out Against Crime. Bounce Houses * Free Food & Drinks * SWAT Demo * Police Displays * Vendors * Face Painting * Live Music * K-9 Demos * Family Activities * Child Fingerprinting * Fire Trucks * Giveaways.
The Sunrise Police Department
Aug. 1 | 6 - 9:00 p.m.
Awards, Fundraisers, Community Service / Events

Classics & Kids: A Musical Performance for the Humanity Project 
Featuring both a full 50-piece classical orchestra and, as a special extra attraction, a Haitian children's choir. Proceeds will benefit the Humanity Project (acclaimed original programs include Anti-bullying Through The Arts, the Humanity Club, and the I Care teen driver safety program).
The Humanity Project  
July 29 | 4 - 6:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

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
July 26
Aug. 2, 16, 24, 28
Summer BreakSpot 
The Children's Services Council of Broward County works closely with the South Florida Hunger Coalition and other partners to help reduce childhood hunger. Among a number of initiatives is the Mobile Summer BreakSpot program, a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Feeding program. The CSC, the lead funder of the Mobile Summer BreakSpot in Broward County, works with Florida Impact, Meals on Wheels South Florida and the Broward County Housing Authority, along with other community partners, to ensure children have access to a proper lunch and snacks.


The CSC's Funded 10 Super Sites:
Everglades Heights, Meyers Estates, Park Ridge Court, Tallman Pines, College Gardens Apartments, C.W. Thomas Park, Patrick J. Meli Park, Caravel Arms Apartments, Palms of Deerfield, Stanley Terrace.
Save the Date: 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 learning differences 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.

Stay tuned for details!  

CSC Broward Trainings        #CSCBrowardTrains
Creating Memorable PowerPoint Presentations
Aug. 1 | Reg. Link 

Conflict Resolution for Leaders
Aug. 8 | Reg. Link

Challenging Behaviors? Positive Discipline Solutions
Aug. 9 | 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.

Explore  the OLC !
Conferences, Trainings & Workshops

Youth Strategic Building Exercises 
Oasis of Hope Community Development Corporation, Inc.  
July 19 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Pompano Beach

Drug-Endangered Child Training
FREE. Drug endangered children are part of a growing population of children whose lives have been seriously and negatively impacted by dangerous drugs. This training will look at overcoming the challenges in aligning the agencies and systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating issues related to drug endangered children. Open to all law enforcement, prosecutors, child protective services, mental health, educational, substance abuse professionals, juvenile court and other community stakeholders. Please register by July 21 if you plan to attend.   
National Alliance for Drug-Endangered Children   
July 25 or 26 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale


Last Chance to Apply for 17/18 - Marino Campus
Take control of your future! We offer post-secondary education for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. 13-Month Program: Core classes, Electives & Clubs * Social & Communication Skills Training * Employability Training * Internships in Field of Study * Job Coaching and Job Placement. 
Marino Campus 
Fort Lauderdale

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.

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

Aug 7 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Community Resources      

The Children's Services Council is partnering with  SWIM Central  to provide a coupon with a value of $40 to help off-set the cost of swimming instruction for children ages 6 months to 4 years old (Broward residents only). Get a coupon and see a list of participating sites on the Water Smart Broward website!

Summer Feeding Program For Kids & Teens
Free nutritious and delicious meals to kids and teens 18 and under during summer break. Lunch served: Dixie Court, Suncrest Court, Northwest Gardens. Cooking Classes * YFit Games * & Other Fun For Youth Before And After Lunch! 
YMCA of South Florida
Now - Aug. 18 | Mondays - Fridays

Availability in First Grade & Two-Year-Old Programs
We currently have availability. Quality early childhood education serving ages 6 weeks - first grade. Family Strengthening Programs * Afterschool & Summer Camp.
Jack & Jill Children's Center
Fort Lauderdale

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

Prevent Summer Learning Loss
Come to our upcoming open house. We'll be providing information about our two week academic and organization skills training to help kids with special needs get ready for school. RSVP info on flier.
Special Needs 360 Care
July 31 | 6:30 p.m.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Summer Camp
We offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), an experience-based psychotherapy treatment provided on its own or in conjunction with existing treatment. Pre-registration needed to hold summer camp space. Please bring a snack, wear proper barn attire and be ready for fun! Horsemanship Skills * Grooming * Horse Care * Crafts * Groundwork * Horseback Riding. 
Healing Hooves PsychoTherapy Inc. (a PATH Center)
Session 4 July 31 - Aug. 4 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Southwest Ranches
Other Events

Saturday Sessions
A free monthly community event: theatre, music, poetry and more! In the heart of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Historic Sistrunk.
Art Prevails Project 
Every 1st Saturday | 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale


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

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
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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