Your Back to School Prep Starts Now

Dear Friends,
Before you know it students will be back in school, and now is the time to start preparing our students for a successful school year.  The stores are having sales on clothes, uniforms and school supplies, but an important part of school is immunizations.  Different organizations across Broward County, including  Florida Health Broward County are offering FREE immunizations, and to help make the process easier for parents, there are evening  hours available.

Volunteers play a major role in the development of students and KAPOW is looking for great ones for the 2017-18 school year.  If you are interested in making a positive impact in a child’s life, look no further than the KAPOW program.  Please read below for full details on the above mentioned information, and remember to share with your network.  Let’s aim for an A+ with our getting our students ready for the 2017-18 school year!

Are you ready to change a young person’s life forever?
We need your support for a unique project that is literally transforming our schools!
My Future Is Now (MFIN)/KAPOW brings volunteers into schools to teach kids about work, and how to be a success – like you! They also bring students to the workplace, to experience peoples’ jobs first-hand, expose them to jobs with your company, and connect your company to the community! This web site  gives more program details.
To participate, you are assigned to one teacher/class (schools are located throughout Broward County), visiting seven times during the school year for one hour to teach fun and easy lessons. Before you begin the lessons, a one-time training will show you how the lessons work, ensure they will be successful, and that you will have a great time teaching the students!
I can personally attest to the power of bringing volunteers into schools to reinforce and validate our teachers, having volunteered myself with this organization and helped them initiate partnerships with several schools in Lauderhill, not to mention Dillard High School 6-12.  I have also spoken to the MFIN students at Dillard High School, listened to their questions and provided guidance and support for their dreams. We know they can all succeed, – in school, and in life, as long as they believe in themselves.
The required training will be scheduled later in August or early September.
Please contact John Casbarro, KAPOW Program Director, by August 7, 2017at john.casbarro@gmail.com or 786-877-0334 for more information.
Lahoma Scarlette
Community Affairs Director
Office of the Honorable Dale V.C. Holness
Broward County Board of County Commissioners – District 9
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 417
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Office: 954-357-5797  Fax: 954-357-5622