MARQUETTE - Statistically, a child who regularly attends one of Child & Family Services' youth and school programs will be offered a minimum of 30 of the 40 "Positive Youth Developmental Assets" as identified through national research conducted by the Search Institute.
The Youth and School Programs division of Child & Family Services of the U.P. Inc. offers many activities during the summer months for youths in elementary and middle school. A full-day child care program is offered at North Star Academy Elementary School in Marquette. The current program runs from 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, through Aug. 24. Youths age 4 years, 9 months to 14 years may enroll.
Youths involved in the programs also will receive all five of the fundamental resources that children need to succeed as outlined in "America's Promise." Mentor: Staff strives to always be a positive role model and act as caring adults. Protect: The Programs are located in the safe and secure environment of the school by trained staff with structured activities. Nurture: Children are provided healthy snacks and emotional well-being. Teach: Children are taught that learning can be fun in an educational facility. Serve: Children are taught the importance of serving their community through various community service projects.
CFSUP has programs throughout the U.P., ranging from family preservation and substance abuse prevention programs to foster care, adoption, counseling and homelessness prevention programs. CFSUP also offers programs that support youth and empower those with substance abuse issues.
CFSUP is a nonprofit, nonsectarian agency that has served the U.P. with programs for youth and families for 90 years. Working collaboratively with local agencies, the courts and the school systems, CFSUP offers child welfare services, homelessness prevention programs, community services and in-home services throughout the Upper Peninsula's 15 counties.