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SWAMP program launches in Big Cypress

BIG CYPRESS — About 60 Boys & Girls Club kids enthusiastically welcomed SWAMP to Big Cypress Oct. 19 at a party filled with fun activities, life lessons and plenty of food. SWAMP (Seminoles Without Addictions Make Progress) is led by the Center for Behavioral Health department’s Fred Mullins and will meet

Expo provides students educational opportunities

DAVIE — The Center for Student Success and Services’ Oct. 21 Education Expo brought together people of all ages for a day of learning and opportunity. Approximately 60 vendors, including K–12 schools, colleges and universities, education companies and Tribal departments, hosted informational booths during the event in Davie. Each organization provided

FGCU prepares students for ACT

Florida Gulf Coast University wants to do more than just be a college option for Tribal students; it wants to prepare them for success at any college, starting in high school. Five Tribal junior and senior high school students attended a two-session ACT preparation course hosted by FGCU in October. FGCU

Education Expo pushes for Tribal success

The possibilities to pursue education and advance in a career are not limited to children and young adults. In an effort to broaden opportunities for all Tribal members, the Center for Student Success and Services will host its Education Expo on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at

CSSS: Be prepared when attending college fairs

The beginning of autumn is more than just a time for pumpkins, apple pie and scary movies. For high school students, it is also the time to narrow down the search for colleges. As part of this search, many organizations host college fairs throughout the fall and winter semesters. At these

Broward helps special needs teens transition to adulthood

For students who have learning disabilities, transitioning into adulthood can be difficult for them and their families. To help prepare Broward County youth and their families prepare for this transition, the T2I Special Needs Advisory Coalition, a subcommittee of Children’s Services Council of Broward County’s Children’s Strategic Plan, hosted the

PECS students of the month

BRIGHTON — The following students earned Student of the Month honors for August 2017 at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School: PECS Elementary: Miranda Tommie, Dylanie Peak, Nakoa Smiley, Onnie Osceola, Russell Osceola, Rosie Jones, Kulipa Julian, Jalene Smith, Jenna Huff, Logan French, Lucianna Banda, Zooey Bowers, Landon French, Tehya Nunez, Joleyne

Summer fun with a splash

Kids in Big Cypress and Immokalee spent a hot summer’s day June 28 cooling off with some wet and wild activities thanks to the health department, recreation, Boys & Girls Clubs and the Seminole fire department. The dash part of the program was intended to get the kids moving, which they

Boys and Girls Club teaches kids kindness

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The Boys and Girls Club in Hollywood is more than just an extracurricular venture for children; the organization aims to mold children into community leaders. To celebrate the end of summer and kick off the new academic year, the club hosted Kindness Week from Aug. 7 to 11. During

Student ambassador program leads students to success

Figuring out a career path takes much time and advisement. With the help of the Center for Student Success and Services’ new student ambassador program, however, this process has become a lot easier. CSSS created the program to match up tribal college students and seasoned professionals with tribal members looking to

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