Compass - Spring/Summer 2012
Camp Fire USA First Texas Council's bi-annual newsletter
Compass Setting DirectionS in Youth Development Spring/Summer 2012 From a field of 25 applicants, Camp Fire USA First Texas Council has been selected as one of five projects of the Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc. First Texas Council will receive $20,000 in funding and ten volunteers who will be assigned to the Diamond Hill Station child care project. “We are looking forward to the Junior League’s support of our out-of-school program, which provides boys and girls, including those with special needs, a secure, nurturing environment while parents have to work,” said Susan Morgan, Vice President of Group Services. The volunteers will facilitate social and academic activities, provide homework assistance, and plan off-site educational field trips, among other responsibilities. “Our volunteer team is excited about working with Camp Fire’s Diamond Hill Station, which has been an integral part of the Diamond Hill community since 1988,” said Meghan Sheehan, Junior League Chair for the project. Mayor Betsy Price welcomed more than 350 child care professionals, business and community leaders to the 2012 Celebration of Child Care Champions at the Fort Worth Convention Center on April 19. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, a strong advocate of early care and education, presented the keynote address. Lockheed Martin’s Eric Fox served as the emcee. Junior league Selects camp Fire as a 2012-2013 project mayor price, Senator Davis recognize Area child care professionals Heather Scoggins (top) and Meghan Sheehan get acquainted with Diamond Hill Station students. From left: Eric Fox, Micheline Farhoud, Senator Wendy Davis Hon. Betsy Price, Mayor, City of Fort Worth “Thanks to Camp Fire for their continued efforts to lift up our children — our future. If our children succeed, then we succeed as a community.” Mayor Betsy Price recipients of tarrant county’s 2012 excellence in child care Awards Women’s leadership council, Phyllis Jack Moore Professional Development Award, Professional Development Award | tenivia Davis, Como Head Start and Child Development Center, Young Professional of the Year | heidi pearson, Almost Mom, Family Child Care Provider of the Year | Barbara Smith, Tarrant County College Children’s Center, Teacher of the Year | and micheline Farhoud, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Hafley Development Center, Administrator of the Year.