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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Day at COSI
In honor of all children, Franklin County Children Services is hosting its annual Children's Day celebration at COSI, on Friday, September 26, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at COSI, 333 West Broad Street. Children and families under agency care will receive passes for free admission thanks to corporate donations from Kroger and others. FCCS is able to offer this event to children, some who may not typically have the opportunity to visit COSI, because of a partnership between COSI and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. FCCS's Children's Day at COSI is also open to the public for a discounted admission rate of $10.95. Parking is $5.
All children attending can enjoy wonderful prizes offered in drawings (including bicycles donated by Bike Lady Inc.), exciting stage performances from Shazzbots Duo, Arnett Howard, Bob Piascik Sing-Along, Mackee Magic Show, and visits by some of Central Ohio's favorite local mascots. COSI's hands-on educational exhibits and a movie in COSI's National Geographic Screen Theater will be available free of charge. Click here for more information.
- Children's Day at COSI
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
COSI (333 W. Broad St.)
Franklin County Children Services is hosting its annual Children's Day celebration at COSI. Children and families involved with FCCS will receive free admission, while a reduced rate for general admission is available to the public. There will be kid-friendly performances, prize drawings and information about community resources. For more information, click here or call (614) 275-2523.
- Girls Self-Esteem Workshop
FCCS and its Citizens Advisory Committee will hold a workshop for young women involved with agency designed to promote confidence and self esteem. It will include presentations, a panel discussion, health and beauty tips and more.
- 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.
- "The Power of One," an Art Contest and Silent Auction
Franklin County Children Services (855 West Mound Street)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily (Closed Sunday)
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.