River Valley Child Development Services pajama drive

Cabell County Family Resource Network and Cabell County Student Empowerment Team is helping to promote the Pajama drive that River Valley Child Development is conducting. If you, your co-workers, church or civic group would like to help too, your can drop off P.J.s to River Valley Child Development office or bring them to the next Cabell Co. FRN meeting on January 23, 9:30 am, at Panera Bread at the Huntington Mall.

See their announcement below

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River Valley Child Development Services

Are you looking for a way to provide some comfort to those in need? Consider donating pajamas to our pajama drive! We are accepting pajama for children from now until Valentine’s Day! Those pajamas will be distributed to local organizations to help keep these sweet kiddos warm at night. You can drop them off at any River Valley Child Development Services location!

Stay connected with them on Facebook (link below)

https://www.facebook.com/rvcds/?hc_ref=ARR0P9rCnB7UL6W7G9tHIxdijBoZ8guIG8tD8d-JRJKJOf4826msTwaih2W8GjUC7gc&fref=nf&pnref=story

Share a story with a child on November 16! Sign up for Read to Me Day

Share a story with a child on November 16!

Sign up for Read to Me Day

Plan to be part of Read to Me Day, November 16.  We make it easy.  Just go to the link below and complete your information by Friday, November 10, with your desired school and grade listed.  We will do the rest! 

We will notify you by email on November 13 of your confirmed school request.   Please share with your friends, and networks.  

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eesagv4fj9g2uec6/start

 

Contact:

Ellenda Ward, Cabell County Student Empowerment Team Executive Director, ccsetdirector@gmail.com

Marshall to host 6th Cyber Safety Summit for middle-school students and local community – sessions Oct 23 & 24

Marshall to host 6th Cyber Safety Summit for middle-school students and local community

The Marshall University Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program will host the 6th annual Cyber Safety Summit for middle-school students and the local community Oct. 23-24 in Huntington. This year’s event will have two sessions.

The first will be tailored for middle-school students and will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

A session for parents and adults will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Huntington East Middle School. Participants can learn how to prevent cyber bullying, keep themselves and their families safe online, handle the dangers of social media, keep their information and computers safe, and identify scams. They can also find out how and why criminals target them and more.

“We recognize the need for this type of education,” said John Sammons, director of the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program at Marshall University. “Technology is a huge part of most children’s lives, particularly from middle school going forward. It’s only smart and prudent to give them the awareness and skills to keep themselves safe online.” “Parents are often far behind the kids when it comes to technology,” Sammons said. “We would like to provide them with as much information as we can to help them protect their children.”

This event is attended by hundreds of students from the Tri-State region each year. It is sponsored by the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program, the Huntington Police Department, the FBI and the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence.

Teachers can register their classes for a field trip to the summit. Reserve seats before Oct. 19 by contacting John Sammons at sammons17@marshall.edu or by calling 304-696-7241.

Altizer Elementary selected for Captain McFinn S.H.A.R:K. Patrol Kit (Students Help Achieve Respect & Kindness)

On Friday, April 21, Captain McFinn and his ocean friends visited students at Altizer Elementary.  Based on a recommendation from Cabell County Student Empowerment Team, the Marketing Department at the Huntington Mall selected Altizer this year to be the recipient of the Captain McFinn S.H.A.R:K. Patrol Kit (Students Help Achieve Respect & Kindness), a comprehensive program designed to help K-3rd grade students practice positive social skills. 

Two hundred students in grades K-3 met Captain McFinn and his friends and said the bully-free pledge.  After hearing the story of how Captain McFinn became a good friend, the students were treated to a variety of snacks provided by Sheetz at the Huntington Mall.  They also got to meet Captain McFinn before they returned to their classrooms.

Books were provided for each classroom, along with stickers and one set of puppets.  Principal Carrie Smith and Counselor James Wagner said the materials will be very beneficial in reiterating the message to students to be a friend and not a bully.

The Huntington Mall has presented S.H.A.R.K. Patrol kits to the following schools in Cabell County over the past several years:  Davis Creek, Cox Landing, Peyton (now Explorer Academy), and Village of Barboursville.

 

 

Background: Captain McFinn in the Community

Malls and Retailers United against Bullying is in its fourth year. This awareness campaign is meant to garner attention to the growing problem of bullying behavior and how it can effect children throughout their lifetime. Over 260 malls and retailers participate across the United States. Each participant has the ability to give away a S.H.A.R.K. Patrol kit in their own community.

To read more about the program and information for teachers, parents and children’s apps, visit:

http://www.captainmcfinn.com/about/

Read to Me Day on November 17th, 2016 – Sign up to participate

2016 WV Family Reading Week – November 13-19

Below is the link to sign up if you are interested in participating in Read to Me Day on November 17th.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edeshzcaiuzz4ppy/start

West Virginia Family Reading Week, November 13th to 19th, is dedicated to children and adults reading together. Research shows that reading with children prepares them for school and increases their vocabularies and listening skills. Reading with children also fosters closeness between child and caregiver, and it’s fun for the whole family.

West Virginia libraries often schedule a fine-free week during Family Reading Week to bring more people into the library.

Read to Me Day

A special part of Family Reading Week is Read to Me Day on November 17th, when volunteers in schools and libraries across the state read to children of all ages.  Hundreds of West Virginia schools and libraries take part. Some of the most popular readers in schools are members of local law enforcement.

The Library Commission urges all schools and libraries to participate in Family Reading Week events.

http://www.librarycommission.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Dine at Qdoba all day & they will donate to CCSET on August 27th

You can dine at Qdoba all day and they will donate to Cabell County Student Empowerment Team. Please share this coupon with your friends!

Qdoba Restaurant at the Huntington Mall will be hosting a Spirit Day for the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team.  The restaurant will donate 20% of sales for the entire day to the organization as long as the customer mentions CCSET when placing their order.  Good food for a good cause.

CCSET facebook

Download a PDF of the coupon CCSET 4up

Also, plan to come to the Cruise In for Kids also being held August 27th from 5-8 p.m. in the Mall parking lot (across from Pier One Imports)

 

 

 

 

 

Get Connected-Join our movement & invest in student success!

UPDATE Dec. 31, 2015:   We reached $1,775 towards our goal. Your kindness and caring can make a difference! Please take time to share our campaign among your network of friends. #‎cabellempower‬, ‪#‎ConnectBelieveAchieve‬, ‪#‎GIVINGTUESDAY‬, ‪#‎YouCaringGives‬

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The work that Cabell County Student Empowerment Team (CCSET) has a life changing impact. Here’s a few of our success stories…

  • One of our “Classroom Champions”, a volunteer who provides academic support, reported her “Little Champ” (student) could not read at the beginning of third grade. In fact, he was not able to identify most of the letters of the alphabet. By the end of third grade, he was reading and writing independently. Now, in fourth grade, he is reading and writing on grade level!
  • Another “Little Champ’s” reading and math skills improved week after week and year after year. The “Classroom Champion” expressed to us “What an honor to watch their growth and development and witness their increasing enthusiasm for learning!

If you have benefited from that type of academic support, join our cause to pay it forward to the next generation. Help CCSET raise the funds to continue connecting students to the supports they need so they can achieve.
Please consider how you can join with us to show your support to empower students to achieve personal excellence. Your personal investment can empower a student and give them the chance they deserve by helping us to reach our goals.

  • You can contact us to volunteer your time and share your talents.
  • You can make a tax deductible donation to Cabell County Family Resource Network – CCSET.

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UPDATE:   We reached $1500 towards our goal. Your kindness and caring can make a difference! Please take time to share our campaign among your network of friends. #‎cabellempower‬, ‪#‎ConnectBelieveAchieve‬, ‪#‎GIVINGTUESDAY‬, ‪#‎YouCaringGives‬

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We live and work in a community that is committed to creating an environment that values education and supports teaming up to address student issues that affect student achievement. Get connected, be part of our movement!  Help us fulfill our mission to connect resources to empower students to achieve personal excellence. 

Many students may have issues that impact their educational performance. How can all of these issues be addressed? The answer is the issues can’t all be addressed by the school or any one organization. These issues are complex.

However, we have to start somewhere. That somewhere is YOU partnering with Cabell County Student Empowerment Team. By connecting needed resources with students, we encourage them to believe they can achieve greater personal success as face the many challenges that set up barriers to their achievement.

As a supporter of education, please consider how you can join with us to show your support to empower students to achieve personal excellence. You can contact us to volunteer your time and share your talents. You can make a tax deductible donation to Cabell County Family Resource Network – CCSET.  Your personal investment can empower a student and give them the chance they deserve by helping us to reach our goals.

Get connected, be part of our movement and truly live our motto – Connect. Believe. Achieve.

You can donate through the online campaign or mail a check directly to CCSET, c/o Cabell Co. Family Resource Network, 625 4th Avenue,  Huntington, WV 25701. All donations, through checks and online, will be acknowledged online during the campaign.

Please take time to share our campaign among your network of friends.   #cabellempower, #ConnectBelieveAchieve, #GIVINGTUESDAY

WV Read to Me Day: Get involved on Nov 19

WV Read to Me Day is November 19th

Take a break from your adult schedule to have story time with a students in schools in Cabell County Pre-K – 5th grade
 Reading kids & teacher

CLICK HERE to sign up to read to a class

 

Please sign up by November 13 in order to be matched with a classroom.
You will be contacted with a confirmation of your time and location.
Reading boy with book
If you have questions, contact Ellenda Ward, ccsetdirector@gmail.com.

Cabell County Student Empowerment Team is a Committee of the Cabell County Family Resource Network, 625 4th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701.

 

Comic & Cars Event August 15

CAR – TRUCKS – MOTORCYCLES ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!!

$10 TO SHOWCASE VEHICLE OR BIKE AT EVENT

“PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD” TO BE PRESENTED TO BEST IN SHOW

SET UP AS A VENDOR AND SHOW PEOPLE WHAT YOUR BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT!

$25 setup fee for non-profit groups or $50 for businesses.

Must bring your own table and booth set up. No electric available.

 CALLING ALL ANIME, COSPLAY DIE HARDS, COMIC FANS

Come dressed as your favorite comic book hero or nemesis

Come dressed as your favorite Disney princess or hero!

 COSPLAY/COSTUME CONTEST AT 5 PM: Registration fee is $5.00/ winners from 3 different age groups to be chosen /children 12 and under receive a prize!

CONTACT 304-733-0492 EXT 109 FOR MORE DETAILS!

ALL MONEY RAISED BENEFITS THE CABELL COUNTY STUDENT EMPOWERMENT TEAM (CCSET)  a community oriented agency, dedicated to CONNECTING students to community resources to empower students to achieve personal excellence.

CLICK BELOW FOR THE FLYER

CCSET Cars  Comics flyer 8x11 7-10-15 JPF

DOWNLOAD Vendor Registration Form below

CCSET Comic & Cars vendor registration form 7-30-15 PDF