Children's Day at COSI
FCCS celebrated Children's Day with youth served by our agency, as well as the general public at COSI on September 25. In addition to COSI's exhibits, families were able to enjoy entertainment from local acts, a drawing for prizes and mingling with local mascots.
Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car!
A car can be an extremely dangerous place for a child who has been left alone, even if only for a few minutes. Check out this parenting tip!
Connects E-News is Here!
The latest issue of Connects E-News is here. Features include: Come to Children’s Day at COSI, Thousands Attend FCCS’s FamJam for Family Fun and Celebrating Kinship Care.
FCCS Youth Lobby on Capital Hill
FCCS youth and former youth joined an Ohio delegation this past summer for three days on Capitol Hill. Read about this and more in the fall issue of Accent on Kids.
Youth Art Show and Silent Auction
I Dream a World, an art show and silent auction featuring works created by youth who are involved with the agency's Therapeutic Arts Program and Adoptions Program, was held from September 21 through October 2 at 855 W. Mound Street. Click on the link below to view some of the artwork.
Volunteers and Mentors are Needed for Youth
Franklin County Children Services’ volunteers and mentors are everyday heroes in the lives of our youth. Just by spending time with these youth, the volunteers create positive childhood memories that the youth will never forget. Many youth under the care of Children Services also depend on their volunteers or mentors to guide them through difficult times. The 500 FCCS volunteers and mentors provide one-on-one friendship to youth, donate their time in the Crisis Center or in Holiday Wish, and help children in many other ways. An individual can give support, friendship and guidance to children in the following ways:
Friendship Volunteers – Volunteers who share time and activities on an individual basis twice a month with a child.
Malaika and Simba Mentors – Culturally specific mentoring programs matching African American adults with African American children under FCCS care.
College-Bound Mentors – Mentoring program for college-bound youth providing support and assistance with college preparation and ongoing needs.
Crisis Center Volunteers – Volunteers who provide support, activities and supervision at the FCCS Crisis Center.
For more information about FCCS volunteers and mentors click here or call (614) 275-2690.
October 24 - 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.