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PATHS Education Worldwide is proud to announce that Arc Broward has achieved model school status for their outstanding implementation of the PATHS program. PATHS is the most researched Social Emotional Learning program in the world and has been implemented in 35 countries. The PATHS program (a skill-based program to prevent aggression and promote wellbeing) has proven in multiple studies to help students to improve social competence and school engagement resulting in both academic and social gains. The cost benefit analysis conducted by the Washington Institute of Public Policy estimates that for each $1.00 the community spends implementing the PATHS program, they receive a return of $21.24 as a result the positive program outcomes on both behavior and learning.

8 Kids Who Stole Our Hearts in 2017

Source: Red Tricycle
Date: December 26, 2017
In front of 700 people, 10-year-old Saylor Burgoyne proudly walked across the stage to be crowned the 2018 Little Miss Arc Broward during the 5th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant. As a contestant, she had displayed four pieces of her artwork (in addition to wearing a hand-painted dress of her own design) for the talent portion of the competition. “I like to be creative and wear clothes that I have painted on that become art,” she says. “Art and fashion both make me happy.”
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5th Annual Miss Arc Broward Highlights

By: Christopher Miller
Date: December 14, 2017
Relive the magic of the 5th Annual Miss Arc Broward: A Pageant to Empower Young Women with Disabilities presented by Holland & Knight, held on November 12, 2017 at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.
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We Arc Cookin'

By: Mad PR
Date: December 1, 2017
Arc Broward is honored to be selected as one of four distinguished recipients of a capital grant from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund. Through a highly competitive selection process, Arc Broward presented their intended application for the grant which includes the build-out and equipping of approximately 8,000 square feet of culinary facilities on the Arc Broward Regional Campus, where individuals with disabilities receive hands-on training and vocational certifications in food service. This expansion will allow Arc Broward to increase the number of students who enroll in and complete the entry level culinary arts program, and ultimately obtain employment in the industry, which is a benchmark, and perpetual objective, of Arc Broward’s work in the community.
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Local Girls Shine at Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant

Source: Sun Sentinel
Date: November 29, 2017
On the day of the pageant, excitement was at an all-time high for everyone involved. Parents and loved ones sat in the audience while volunteers worked hard to support their daughters backstage. The love in the room was amplified by cheer squads assigned to contestants, making them feel like the ultimate rock star every time they were on stage.
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Weathering Storms for over 60 Years

Source: Exceptional Parenting Magazine
Date: November 27, 2017
That type of efficient teamwork was undeniable in early September, as Hurricane Irma, a then Category 5 storm, began barreling towards South Florida. Thanks to the longevity of Arc Broward’s leadership team, as well as the knowledge and proactive measures taken by its staff–including more than 400 Direct Support Professionals and caring advocates in our community– Arc Broward’s 66 adult residents, staff and its 10 locations across Broward County remained calm and above all, stayed safe prior to, during and after Hurricane Irma devastated the area.
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1st Time Contestant Crowned Miss Arc Broward

Source: WSVN 7 News Miami
Date: November 14, 2017
The inspiring contestants took over the stage at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale as part of the Fifth Annual Miss ARC Broward Pageant. The participants, between the ages of 8 and 16, said they were excited to be recognized for their talents and personality.
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Girls enjoy the spotlight during one-of-a-kind pageant

Source: Sun Sentinel
Date: November 2, 2017
Contestants with disabilities and life challenges will showcase their individuality during the Miss Arc Broward Pageant. It will take place Nov. 12 at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. The girls will showcase their individuality in the categories of evening wear, talent and personality. “Each contestant is empowered to share her talents and truly enjoy her moment in the spotlight,” said Brittany Stiles, who is co-chairing the event with Christina Shea. “If only for that day, Miss Arc Broward contestants can forget about their disabilities and just be another sparkling, spunky girl.”
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Perception is Not Reality

Source: Go Riverwalk Magazine
Date: November 1, 2017
Arc Broward is an organization that has been assisting people with disabilities for over 40 years. A primary emphasis has been to give job-seeking individuals a better opportunity to find a long-term career rather than a part-time job. This is no easy objective. The Florida Chamber Foundation reported that 63 percent of people with disabilities are not active in the workforce. The obstacles may be high, but many of these barriers are in the minds of potential employers and not in the hard work of the disabled.
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