Event: Camp Round Up at the Huntington Mall on April 14

CLICK on the link below to download a PDF of the announcement

HTM_Camp_Round-Up_Flyer April 14




For organizations that would like to participate as a vendor see below


CLICK below to download the announcement and vendor registration form

HTM_Camp_Round-Up_Flyer & Vendor form April 14



Contact:  If you have questions, contact Margi MacDuff, Marketing Director

Huntington Mall

Phone: 304.733.0492 Ext. 102 | Fax: 304-733-6709
PO Box 4008 | Unit #295 | Mall Rd. | Barboursville, WV 25504


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


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)


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.  




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.

RESOURCE: 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Initiatives -2017 Dental Health & 2018 Physical Health

The 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Initiatives has both Dental and Physical Health resources.  Family Health Handouts for the program can be found on the website. This resource contains monthly activities that families can do together to promote better dental health.  In addition, the Cabell County Extension Office still has a limited supply of Dental Health Guides to share with parents, educators, and mentors. For more information, contact the 4-H Agent Autumn Starcher at the Cabell County Extension Office by phone at 304-743-7151 or by email at autumn.starcher@mail.wvu.edu.


4-H Health Initiative Agent Resources

Health Initiative Materials Dental 2017


SOURCE WEBSITE:  http://extension.wvu.edu/youth-family/4h/programs/healthy-lifestyles-initiative

Dental Health Handouts

Physical Activity Health Handouts

>> For the full list of Resources for Healthy Teeth Toolkit  check out –  http://www.cabellfrn.org/home/dental/


Below is the Guide-At-A-Glance calendar of activities



Autumn N. Starcher, Ph.D., Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

WVU Extension Service – Cabell County, 750 5th Avenue, Room 309
Huntington, WV 25701

Phone: (304) 526-8458

E-mail: autumn.starcher@mail.wvu.edu

Children’s Dental – Resources for Healthy Teeth Toolkit

Cabell County FRN is proud to launch our “Resources for Healthy Teeth Toolkit”.  The information in the Toolkit is compiled to make it easy to access a variety of different materials to help parents and programs promote good oral health and help children have healthy teeth and smiles for life.  Examples include: national children’s dental health campaign, tips for healthy teeth, find a dentist, lessons to use with students, and fun activities for children.  This project is done in collaboration with Marshall University and DentaQuest foundation.

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 This is a PDF file of all resources in each of the 8 sectors with active links to websites for each of the resource lists. 

Click here to download list  ->

Dental health resource guide Final Aug 2017 PDF

To access separate listing of resources for each section,  go to  “Click here to access resources”. Click on Resources list to open a PDF file. It will have website links for all of the resources listed on the screen.

READ MORE at http://www.cabellfrn.org/home/dental/

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:


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.


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.


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.

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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)