September 2014 Connects E-News
The latest issue of Connects E-News is here. Featured articles include: Issue 4 Supports Children, FCCS Presents Children's Day at COSI and The ABCs of Safe Sleep.
Tips for Parenting Teens
The Mayo Clinic offers tips for helping teenagers cope with the pressures of adolescence and guiding them toward independence.
Accent on Kids Fall 2014
Check out the current edition of FCCS's print publication Accent on Kids! Featured articles include:
Children's Day at COSI for Family Fun, FCCS Levy Campaign Moves Forward and Partnership with OSU Creates Master's Program.
2014 FCCS Levy to Support Children
The FCCS board has asked the Franklin County Commissioners to place a 10-year renewal of the 1.9 mill levy, which expires at the end of the year, on the November 4, 2014 General Election ballot. Passage of this levy will not increase property tax cost for homeowners. The cost to owners of a $100,000 home will remain at the current $54 per year.
FCCS Report to the Community
Franklin County Children Services has just released the agency's annual report to the community. Click on the link below to review the report. Want your own copy? Please email: email@example.com.
Children's Day at COSI
Franklin County Children Services children and families enjoyed a free evening of fun during FCCS's annual Children's Day at COSI event on September 26. In addition to enjoying the hands-on, educational exhibits at COSI, families were treated to live entertainment from Arnett Howard, Mackee the Magician, Bob Piascik and the Shazzbots Duo. Children danced and laughed with local mascots, including FCCS's own Ted D. Bear, Brutus Buckeye, Kroger's Pepe the Penguin, Easton Man and others. The highlight of the evening was the drawing for great prizes every half hour. Children won remote-controlled vehicles, MP3 players, dolls & action figures, sports equipment, jewelry kits, arts and crafts kits, as well as bicycles donated by The Bike Lady Inc and gift cards for movies, bowling, skating and more.
FCCS is able to hold Children's Day at COSI for agency children and families, who may not typically have the opportunity to visit COSI, because of a partnership between COSI and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and a donation from Kroger. The event was also open to the public for a discounted admission rate.
Boys Self-Esteem Workshop
FCCS and its Citizens Advisory Committee will hold a workshop for young men involved with the agency. This workshop is designed to promote confidence and self-esteem and will include presentations and discussions on topics such as leadership, healthy relationships and professional attire.
UNCF Walk for Education
FCCS will sponsor a team participating in this event which raises funds for college scholarships including the FCCS Alvin R. Hadley Scholarship. The Hadley scholarship is presented to a FCCS youth each year. For more information visit www.uncf.org/ColumbusWalk or call (614) 221-5309.
Agency Youth Art Contest and Silent Auction
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily (Closed Sunday)
Franklin County Children Services (855 West Mound Street)
The Power of One is presented by the FCCS Adoption and Therapeutic Arts Programs. This event features works created by youth who are involved with the agency. All art is available for public bidding. Come meet some of the artists at a reception on October 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bidding closes at noon on October 17.