Dr. David H. Kenton

Dr. David H. Kenton is a Governor Appointee of Broward County's Children's Services Council
Governor Appointee

- Secretary 

Raised in relative care in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. David H. Kenton is a higher education professional, specializing in enrollment management, retention, and student access and success. He is a product of Broward County Public Schools, a Horatio Alger National Scholar, a Hardee Fellow, and an Education Pioneers Fellow.

Dr. Kenton has served in various leadership roles at Florida State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Florida International University, North Carolina Central University, and Florida Memorial University. His academic research is primarily focused on how foster care students experience their transition from high school to the college environment. He is credited for the creation of the Unconquered Scholars Program at Florida State University, a program which provides academic and support services to former foster youth and homeless students, with 85 percent of these students graduating within four years — a rate higher than the general student population.

He currently serves as the Senior Associate Director for OneStop - Enrollment Management Services at Florida International University. Dr. Kenton also serves as an Adjunct Professor at FIU in the Criminal Justice Department. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and a Doctor of Education degree from Florida State University. Dr. Kenton also holds a Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. He is the CEO and Co-Founder for Kenton Education, LLC an education-based consulting firm. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and shares his life with his high school sweetheart, Sakeena Gohagen-Kenton and their beautiful sons, David & Jonathan.  

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2-1-1 Broward General Hotline | 2-1-1 Broward

2-1-1 Broward, an information & referral line, provides a 24-hour, comprehensive help line and support service for individuals seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County. An impressive database of information is used to provide community callers with current, relevant information regarding a wide variety of services within the community. All calls are toll-free, confidential and anonymous from anywhere in Broward County.

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2-1-1 Broward Special Needs and Behavioral Health | 2-1-1 Broward

The 2-1-1 Hotline is Broward’s single source for information and referrals for children with behavioral health needs and disabilities. The hotline’s specialized staff focuses on helping parents, caregivers, agencies, and medical practitioners who serve the needs of children, find programming, support and hope. A case management component is also available for families in need of assistance accessing and navigating the special needs and behavioral health system of care.

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Capacity Building Mini Grants | Children's Services Council of Broward County

Infrastructure building support is provided to local child and family serving nonprofit organizations through our annual Capacity Buildings Mini Grants. Through a competitive grant process, local organizations are awarded funding for capacity building projects, professional business coaching and or fundraising support each year.
Primary POC: Adamma DuCille | aducille@cscbroward.org

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Community Builders| Children's Services Council of Broward County

Improving Lives Through Collective Impact through the Broward County Children’s Strategic Plan

Health & Safety Initiatives
Cribs for Kids | Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.

In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a report that estimated that the risk of infant suffocation increases 20-fold when infants and adults sleep in the same bed. In 2005, the AAP restated that co-sleeping is a growing concern and recommended that infants not share a bed during sleep.

Capacity Building
CSC Sponsored Trainings | Children's Services Council of Broward County

The CSC offers quality and affordable training workshops for professionals serving children and families in Broward County. Each session is led by instructors that are highly qualified and experienced in their field to provide an optimal learning environment. CEU’s are also offered for many of the completed courses. For a training calendar and to register, please visit our website at training.cscbroward.org.

Primary POC: Adamma DuCille | aducille@cscbroward.org

Health & Safety Initiatives
Drowning Prevention | Florida Department of Health in Broward County

Drowning Prevention is a collaborative community effort driven by the Drowning Prevention Task Force. In 2009, the Children’s Services Council allocated funding to support a full-time coordinator housed at the Broward County Health Department who provides insight and accountability for the implementation of the Drowning Prevention Action Plan.

The Faces of CSC

The impact Future Prep had on Sarah fomented her desire to give back to her community. Today, she is a Counselor for Memorial’s CSC-funded Youth Force program, helping other young people gain confidence and determine their own path for the future.
This program has touched me and made a difference in my life.
Thanks to the Children’s Services Council and the YMCA of Broward County, students have an opportunity to give a voice to issues that are important to them.