Offering after-school and summer programs for children and teens who are deaf and hard of hearing in Broward County, FL.
Supported Training and Employment Program (S.T.E.P.)
Funded by the Children's Services Council of Broward, is cutting-edge initiative that
prepares teens with disabilities for independence after high school completion. S.T.E.P.
operates after-school and during the summer months, focusing on independent living
skills with vocational exploration activities, volunteer internship opportunities, and
provides paid summer employment supported by on-site professional job coaches.
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.
Youth FORCE (Friends, Opportunities, Resources, Counseling, and Education) Program
Funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward, provides middle school students with year-round, out-of-school-time services that include: case management, cultural enrichment activities, counseling, employability skills training, academic services, and support, pregnancy and drug-prevention education, and community service learning activities. Additional program components may include mentoring, employability skills training, health and fitness activities, life skills instruction, and violence prevention. The Teen Outreach Program (TOP), a nationally recognized social skills curriculum, is a required component in all Youth, FORCE and 21st Century High School programs; with oversight by certified CHC staff.
Please contact our office,954-601-1930 (voice); 954-601-1938 (TTY); 866-954-2681 (VRS) or push the button below to learn about the latest resources available.
Maximizing Out of School Time (MOST)
Funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward, provides year-round services for children ages 5–12 who experience deafness or hearing loss. The program provides a remarkable and visually engaging active and enriching environment for the children. Community service plans include multi-generational activities with seniors in a nearby assisted living facility. High-quality and enriching activities expose children to art and culture, music, science, and community service while boosting academic achievement, supporting social and physical development, and strengthening children’s relationships with adults and peers within their families, schools, and communities. A sliding fee scale is used to determine the program fee.
MOST students and staff contributed their recyclable items and made a "recyclable town" in their STEAM class