Monthly Archives: May 2012

Volunteer Positions Open

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Interested in mentoring the student leaders of Live Well Lauderhill?  We are seeking professionals with expertise and interest in the Live Well Lauderhill work who can commit to serve as co-leaders of the following committees:

Student Safety (Focusing on Goal 1 of Community Action Plan–Overpath Safety)

Healthy Food (Focusing on Goal 2 of Community Action Plan–Healthy food options in and around Lauderhill Middle School)

Co-leaders must have a passion for Youth Development, commit to serving for the school year 2012-2013, have professional experience (current or past) in the fields being addressed, commit to weekly meetings with their student co-leader, and attend a Youth Development training which includes the 40 Developmental Assets framework.   

Professionals will also be asked to join as committee members.  This committment will include monthly meetings and the Youth Development training. 

Thank you for considering this opportunity to serve!  Please contact Jocelyn Boyd at jboyd@ymcabroward.org to obtain an application.

City of Lauderhill Announces City Workshop on Monday May 21st at 4:00pm with the Overpath as an agenda item

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NOTICE

THERE WILL BE A WORKSHOP OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL,

FLORIDA, ON

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012 AT 4:00 P.M.

IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 5581

WEST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, SUITES 141-142, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.

 THIS WILL BE A LIMITED AGENDA MEETING. THE ONLY ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED WILL BE:

1. DISCUSSION ON TURNPIKE OVERPASS (REQUESTED BY VICE MAYOR

HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.).

2. REVIEW OF ORDINANCE ON RENEWABLE ENERGY READINESS APPROVED BY

THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).

ORDINANCE NO. 12O-05-###:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY

COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS ARTICLE IX, COMMUNITAPPEARANCE COMMITTEE; AMENDING SECTION 3, PERMITAPPLICATIONS BY ADDING A TITLE AND CREATING SUBSECTION 3.1., RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION; ADDING SUBSECTION 3.2.,RENEWABLE ENERGY READINESS; ADDING PARAGRAPH 3.2.1., SOLAR ENERGY; ADDING PARAGRAPH 3.2.2., ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SPONSORED BY THE HONORABLE MAYOR RICHARD KAPLAN).

 3. CODE OF ETHICS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES (REQUESTED BY VICE HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.).

4. SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER, CHARLES FARANDA).

5. AMENDMENTS TO CURRENT WALL ORDINANCE (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER, CHARLES FARANDA).

6. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES.

 

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Position Open! Help the Live Well Lauderhill execute the Community Action Plan

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The YMCA of Broward County is hiring a Director of Healthy Community Innovation to lead the Live Well Lauderhill team and execute the Community Action Plan.  See the job description below.  Resumes accepted through 5/25.

 

 Director of Community Health Innovation

FLSA Status

Full-Time, Exempt.  Reports to the Executive Director of Health Innovation

Job Description

The YMCA of Broward County is committed to improving the health and wellness of Broward County through policy, system, and environmental change.  The Director of Community Health Innovation is responsible for and accountable to the execution of the Broward County Pioneering Healthy Communities Community Action Plan.

Responsibilities include community and partner engagement and communication, planning and conducting community events, supporting the Community Transformation Grant implementation, grant reporting, and the research for and application to further funding streams.  This position requires strong relationship building skills.   

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years of successful healthy community experience.
  • Grant writing and implementation background required.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) required, masters preferred.
  • Experience with grant-funded and evidence-based program delivery required
  • Excellent interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills are a must.
  • Experience in program development and oversight is required
  • YMCA experience is preferred

Deadline for Applications

May 25th, 2012

To apply for this job, please send your resume with cover letter to:

yjobs@ymcabroward.org or via Fax 954.334.9629

Students meet with School Board Members

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 May 9, 2012                                                                       For Immediate Release               

 

 

YMCA Live Well Lauderhill Students Present to Local Leaders

May 9th at 330pm at Lauderhill Community YMCA (located inside Lauderhill Middle School)

Students Working on a Project at Y to Improve the Healthy Food Options

 

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, May 9, 2012 – Students from the YMCA of Broward County met today at the Lauderhill YMCA to present their plan focused on healthy food choices to members of the Broward County School Board.  The students are part of Live Well Lauderhill, which is a community project through Pioneering Healthy Communities.   They will discuss healthy food options in and around Lauderhill Y as part of the overall Community Action Plan.

 

The student led initiative’s goal is to increase and promote healthy food options in YMCA After-School programs.    Stock more food and beverage choices that are healthy and create a policy for all Y events and programs to provide healthful foods. 
According to the Broward County Plan, very few options for healthful foods exist in the Lauderhill Community.  The Y inside of the Lauderhill Middle School does not have a healthy foods policy for events and vending.  When students leave the school and Y, the majority of food purchases are made from local convenience food stores.  The limited options for healthful foods lead students and families to purchase primarily processed, packaged foods rather than fresh, wholesome foods.   

The Lauderhill Y is located inside the Lauderhill Middle School at 1901 NW 49th Ave., Lauderhill Florida.  The Y serves children during the school day and in After School programs.  By adopting a formal healthful food and beverage policy for our Y After School programs, meetings, and events we will be able to positively impact families in our program and a model for best practices for school policies.

The YMCA of Broward County was named a Pioneering Healthy Community grantee, by the CDC and YUSA.  This grant challenges the Y to convene a broad-based community leadership group to make policy, system, and environmental changes that create a healthier community. 

The Broward County Community Action Plan is the result of community conversations, a community tour, and student presentations.  It formally presents the student-led community agenda for change with detailed time lines, action steps, and outcomes.  One of the three plan objectives is to bring increased healthy food options in and around Lauderhill Middle School and the YMCA.

STATS:

38% of adults are overweight and 24% of adults are obese.  26% of adults engage in no leisure time physical activity.    33% of middle school children and 40% of high school students do not receive adequate physical activity.  10% of middle school and high school students are at or above the 95th percentile in Body Mass Index measurements. (Broward County Health Department).

About YMCA Broward County
The YMCA of Broward is one of the area’s largest nonprofits committed to addressing the most pressing needs of our community.  In 2011, this YMCA Association of over 1000 employees, gave $1.22 million dollars back to families in need and served over 200,000 Broward residents through 7 Family Centers and nearly 100 afterschool, special needs, youth and senior health outreach sites.  Each day kids, families and seniors are impacted by the Y when a mentor inspires a child, families make healthier choices and a community comes together for the common good. The YMCA mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Visit www.ymcabroward.org or YMCA of South Florida.org for additional information.

Lauderhill Y Students Welcome School Board Members

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The students of the Live Well Lauderhill Initiative will welcome two Broward County School Board members this afternoon.  Laurie Rich Levinson and Ben Williams have asked to meet with the students to discuss the Community Action Plan, specifically Goals 1 and 2, the safety of Overpath and the availability of healthful food choices in and around Lauderhill Middle School.  The students are excited to work with the school board on solution-based approaches to these issues.

Own the Overpath!!

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The next Own the Overpath event is Saturday May 25th 8:30am-12:00pm.  Come work with the student leaders of the Lauderhill Y as they begin a cleanup of the Overpath area.  Learn about their Community Action Plan to build a healthier community.  Help identify opportunities for improvement and see the vision for the future.  Own the Overpath is bringing positive energy and change to the neighborhood.  Contact Jocelyn Boyd at jboyd@ymcabroward.org to register for this great event as an individual or group.  Live Well Lauderhill!!