The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) has announced that Jessica Cabrera, an employee at the Center for Child and Family Studies and a student at Colorado State University’s School of Education, is a winner in the society’s 2014 scholarship program.
ASTD’s John Coné Scholarship program recognizes students studying the human resource development field and provides access to research, content, and resources relevant to the training and development profession. As part of this award, Cabrera will have the opportunity to attend the ASTD International Conference & Expo in Washington D.C. in early May.
Cabrera says, “I am honored and grateful to be a recipient of this award, which offers opportunities for learning and growth that I would not be able to take advantage of otherwise. I actively pursue opportunities to use my knowledge and interest in training and development to contribute to building organizational capacity for serving and engaging Latinos, which has been my focus during my graduate studies.”
Cabrera is also the 2013-14 recipient of the Graduate Fellowship for Research on Diversity from the School of Education at Colorado State University. She recently presented her research “Hispanic Dual Surnames: The Implications of Misinterpretation and Misrepresentation” as part of the School of Education’s Diversity Dialogue Series. She says, “The fellowship has afforded me the opportunity to document stories that have not been heard, to give a voice to a topic that has often been overlooked, and to raise awareness of an issue that has adversely impacted the lives of many Latinos that I know personally.”
In May Cabrera will graduate from Colorado State with an M.Ed. in Education and Human Resource Studies: Adult Education and Training and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching with Technology and Distance Learning.
The South Carolina Department of Social Services Independent Living Program, in collaboration with The Center for Child & Family Studies at USC, will sponsor the second annual Graduation Celebration. Join us for a wonderful day when graduates with a variety of diplomas and degrees will be honored for their achievement. With special guests GOALL and SC NYTD Youth Voice, this will be a memorable and meaningful day as these youth continue on their pathway to success!
Each year the South Carolina Department of Social Services Independent Living (IL) Program sponsors a youth training event for youth in foster care. Instead of hosting the Independent Living Conference this year, the SCDSS IL Program is sponsoring these camps as an exciting new initiative for youth training.
South Carolina foster youth in care can attend a Leadership Camp or Sibling Connections Camp and take part in fun activities like zip lining, kayaking, hiking, biking, canoeing, and swimming! And SCDSS will pay for your trip! Transportation is available through SCDSS. Take advantage of this opportunity to do something fun―for free!
Sibling Connection Camp
This camp is designed to allow siblings ages 10-17 who are not placed together to attend a fun and educational adventure. At least one sibling must be in foster care for the sibling group to attend. The legal guardian of any child not in foster care must sign the permission form. Due to programming and staffing, no exceptions will be made for youth who are outside the age requirement. Youth will engage in a variety of experimental, hands-on learning activities including key themes for each weekend. Themes include: leadership, communication, job skills, advocacy, relationship building/trust, and planning. Youth will have fun with activities like go-carts, climbing walls, teams course, canoeing, archery and much more!
This camp is exclusively for Chafee-eligible youth, ages 15-20. Youth will engage in a variety of experimental, hands-on learning activities including key themes for each weekend. Themes include: leadership, communication, job skills, advocacy, relationship building/trust, and planning. Youth will have fun with activities like go-carts, climbing walls, teams course, canoeing, archery and much more!
2014 Camps Coming Soon!
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Click here for our Youth Camps Map around the state.
Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)
698 Concord Church Road―Pickens, SC 29671
Sewee Coastal Retreat Center (Camp Sewee)
7407 Doar Road―Awendaw, SC 29429
Cooper Leadership Center (Camp Bob Cooper)
8001 M. W. Rickenbaker Road―Summerton, SC 29148
Long Leadership Center (Camp Long)
82 Camp Long Road―Aiken, SC 29805