Young People Successfully Transition to Adulthood

Our Goal in Action

​​​​​​In this area, the community is focused on:

- Reducing youth risk factors associated with delinquency, teen pregnancy, and other risky behaviors.
- Actively working towards strengthening the continuum of care for children with special needs.
- Creating solutions for strengthening supports for youth aging out of foster care or living in Kinship care, youth involved with juvenile justice, and youth who are LGBTQ to successfully transition to adulthood.
- And working toward solutions that help reduce the recidivism rate of low-risk juvenile offenders and prevent the escalation of crime.
- Increasing protective/resiliency factors and reduce risk factors associated with delinquency, teen pregnancy, and other risky behaviors.
- Strengthening the continuum of care for children with special needs.

  • Reduce risk factors associated with delinquency, teen pregnancy, and other risky behaviors.

    Indicators of Community Need:

    • 3,528 HS students were identified by BCPS with the highest level of risk factors (e.g. behavioral, psych, social) in 2017/18 (special data request).
    • In 2017, 53% of the 15,572 new BCPS HS graduates were accepted into college but only 63% of these youth are now attending college.
    • Less than 4 out of 10 HS seniors completed their college Student Aid (FAFSA) application yet over 53% of them will transition to post-secondary education opportunities. This resulted in Broward students leaving over $10 million in federal Pell Grants on the table, the bulk of which were from students attending schools with the highest rates of FRL.
    • A percentage of BCPS HS students who ever drank alcohol statistically significantly decreased since 2007 (71.4%) to 2017 (62.6%).
    • 25% of Broward’s teen population age 16-19 seeking work were unemployed in 2017. A higher % of black teens seeking work are unemployed (32%) but down from the peak of 65% in 2011. Black male teens suffer the highest unemployment (44%).

  • Explore Our Committees

    Abuse & Neglect Prevention

    We work to increase the knowledge base on the Five Protective Factors through service provider training, community awareness- Beware Aware Events. The goals of the committee is community awareness, advocacy, and provide mini training ex. January is...

    Leader
    Angela Sowell
    Related Topics
    Abuse
    Family Support

    Agency Capacity Building

    As a part of the Children's Strategic Plan, the Agency Capacity Building Committee (ACB) provides a forum for skill building, networking and resource sharing for emerging, maturing and established organizational leaders seeking to increase their...

    Leader
    Adamma DuCille
    Related Topics
    Education
    Employment & Economic Development

    Broward AWARE

    Coordinates activities and events that promote resources preventing child abuse and neglect. Includes Pinwheel for Prevention themed activity during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Leader
    Kerry-Ann Brown
    Related Topics
    Abuse
    Family Support

    Broward Bridge 2 Life

    The mission of Broward Bridge 2 Life is organizing the community to assist youth with their transition from High School to a post-secondary opportunity. Our goals are to improve post-secondary credential by helping youth complete their entrance or...

    Leader
    Ralph Aielloo
    Related Topics
    Family Support
    Employment & Economic Development
    Education

    Broward Human Trafficking Coalition

    The Broward Human Trafficking Coalition (BHTC) is a Coalition of individuals from the general public, those who serve it, and all community partners, in Southeast Florida who are individually and collectively committed to working to improve...

    Leader
    Jumorrow Johnson
    Related Topics
    Abuse
    Basic Needs

    Broward Reads: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Committee

    Our coalition seeks to Unify Stakeholders, Align Initiatives, and Identify Gaps.

    Broward Reads: The Campaign for Grade Level Reading Coalition focuses on helping communities and policymakers promote school readiness and quality teaching, tackle...

    Leader
    Andrew Leone
    Related Topics
    Education
    Family Support

    Caribbean and Central American Families Support Committee

    As a part of the Children's Strategic Plan, the Caribbean and Central American Families Support committee provides awareness of support services and connections to organizations that provide services to the Caribbean and Central American Families...

    Leader
    Kerry-Ann Brown
    Related Topics
    Abuse
    Family Support

    Children & Families Leadership Association (CFLA)

    The Children and Families Leadership Association (CFLA) is a forum through which community-based child welfare prevention and treatment services, mandated and funded by federal, state and local government work together to establish and nurture...

    Leader
    Neiko Shea
    Related Topics
    Family Support
    Basic Needs

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Our organization provides leadership, advocacy and resources to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults.

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