Success Stories

The "Where Are They Now?" feature spotlights graduates of CSC-funded programs and their successful transitions to or toward adulthood. This episode spotlights the impressive trajectory of one Simone Nelzi, a participant in the CSC funded and YMCA operated 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program at Hallandale High School between 9th and 12th grades, until her graduation in June 2015.
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.
Lauren is getting the educational support she needs, at the same time she has learned self-acceptance, thanks to the Children's Services Council, Hispanic Unity and you.

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Youth FORCE | Urban League of Broward County
954-625-2567

Youth that participate in engaging, non-punitive programs are more likely to have positive outcomes. Positive youth development can instill belief in a positive future and help mitigate negative influences.

Primary POC: Joy Newkirk | jnewkirk@ulbcfl.org

Youth FORCE | YMCA of South Florida
754-551-7147

Youth that participate in engaging, non-punitive programs are more likely to have positive outcomes. Positive youth development can instill belief in a positive future and help mitigate negative influences.

Primary POC: Lisa Farland | lfarland@ymcasouthflorida.org

The Faces of CSC

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.
"This program has touched me and made a difference in my life."
"I will be the first to say, Youth in Government should be a part of every teenager's life, because I know without it I wouldn't be the person I am."
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