On December 21st, the Children Services Council (CSC) of Leon County held their Governing Council Meeting. Listed below are the issues the Council addressed.
The Council approved a resolution regarding the engagement of Florida Cooperative Liquid Assets Securities System (FLCLASS) for investment of the CSC Leon funds until such funds are needed for expenditure. It was also noted that the action can provide the CSC a return on their funds they might not be able to achieve if put elsewhere.
The Council approved funding for 10 different children and family services programs in the amount of $143,555. Some of the programs chosen include, Youth Entrepreneur Program of Florida, Inc., Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Inclusion Café and more. Additionally, the programs chosen for funding were aligned with the CSC priorities which include, youth development, school-age supports, physical health, and youth mental health.
The Council awarded the Family Resource Center Contract to Children’s Home Society of Florida. The contract will be divided into distinct phases to allow a scaled approach for the creation of a Family Resource Center(s) with significant oversight from CSC Leon. The Contract terms will not exceed nine months from date of execution, and all allocated funds for the program ($4 million) will remain encumbered.
The Council approved the proposed Summer Youth Internship program. The program is designed to provide opportunities for older youth to develop workforce-ready skills through a paid summer internship program that pairs real-world work experiences with life-skill development training and workshops. The program will recruit private businesses, leveraging ‘World of Work” participants to serve as host sites for summer youth interns.
The Council approved the revised CSC Bylaws. Some of the changes include allowing Council Members to attend meetings virtually, and scheduling a meeting at least once per quarter.
The next CSC Leon meeting is scheduled for January 18, 2024.