After-school and summer programs are available for children and teens who are deaf and hard of hearing in Broward County.
- Elementary – M.O.S.T. Maximizing Out of School Time – after-school and summer program (Deaf/hard of hearing/hearing children) stressing literacy, cultural arts, homework help
- Middle School – Youth Force – year round programming providing youth development to reach at-risk youth: (1) Strengthen protective factors by helping youth develop resiliency a positive outlook, healthy family dynamics, pro-social relationships with peers and adults, positive decision-making skills, strong community attachment, and academic and future career success; and, (2) Reduce risk factors related to teen pregnancy, delinquency, substance abuse, family dysfunction, mental and physical health problems, negative peer associations, and school failure.
- High School – Supported Training and Employment Program (S.T.E.P.) –
serves high school youth with special needs who require support and individualized services in order to transition successfully into adulthood. The program design involves a comprehensive year-round, strength-based case management model, including connecting activities, family participation, career development, youth development, and community involvement. During the 2012/13 academic year, 43 students from South Plantation High School participated in S.T.E.P. after-school and summer programs. Program results included: improved behavior skills, improved job duty skills and improved living activities. All students participating in the most recent S.T.E.P. summer program were employed by businesses and organizations in the local community.
For more information please call: voice 954-601-1930; TTY 954-601-1338; VRS 866-954-2681
Funding for Children’s programming provided through grants from Children’s Service Council of Broward County http://www.cscbroward.org.