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STEP (Supported Training & Employment Program) | United Community Options
954-315-4053

This year-round program offers comprehensive employability skills training to help prepare youth with disabilities, ages 16-21, for future success in post-secondary education and the work place. Services offered through STEP include: case management, career counseling, life skills training, community service activities, leadership development, prevention education, transition planning, as well as supported summer work experiences with local employers.

STEP (Supported Training & Employment Program) | YMCA of South Florida
754-551-7142

This year-round program offers comprehensive employability skills training to help prepare youth with disabilities, ages 16-21, for future success in post-secondary education and the work place. Services offered through STEP include: case management, career counseling, life skills training, community service activities, leadership development, prevention education, transition planning, as well as supported summer work experiences with local employers.

Swim Central | Broward County Parks & Recreation Department
954-357-SWIM

Broward County’s SWIM Central program works with Broward County Public Schools and child care centers to provide drowning prevention components, including:
• 6-10 water safety lessons to participating children.
• 25-30 minutes of water safety instruction per class with up to 10 children per instructor.
• Water SMART Broward drowning prevention materials.
• Swim coupons funded by the CSC for free to low-cost instruction for Broward’s children 6 months to 4-years-old.

Primary POC: Jay Sanford | jsanford@broward.org

SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program) | CareerSource Broward
954-677-5555

SYEP provides Broward youth ages 16-18 with summer work experience at local non-profit and government agencies. Youth earn a minimum wage and may be eligible to receive support services, such as transportation assistance and
childcare.

Primary POC: Latema King | lking@careersourcebroward.org | 954-677-5555 ext. 1805

Teen Parent Program | Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County
954-765-0550

In-home services helping pregnant and parenting teens. Families receive a combination of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), the Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) and/or Circle of Security (COS) as appropriate to the needs of each family. Services are provided by Masters’ and Bachelors’ level staff.

Primary POC: Tamara Ayala | tayala@hmhbbroward.org | 954-765-0550 ext. 313

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading | Children's Services Council of Broward County
954-377-1000

The CSC is the lead organization in Broward for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR). CGLR is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies and communities to ensure that more children succeed in school and graduate prepared for life - college, a career, and active citizenship. This initiative focuses on ensuring children read at grade-level by the end of third grade.

Primary POC: Sandra Bernard-Bastien | sbernard@cscbroward.org

Vulnerable Populations Financially Assisted Child Care | Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
954-377-2188

This program offers subsidized quality child care slots for children from birth to 5 living in exceptionally vulnerable families in Broward. Eligible families receive child care quickly to prevent further breakdown of what may already be difficult family situations, to help families becoming or remaining economically self-sufficient, and to prepare preschool aged children for success in school.

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The greatest tool you can give a child is the ability to persuade and speak with confidence. Being that my YIG experience positively impacted my emotional literacy skills, I would like to pass these on to those who are less fortunate.
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