Civic Engagement

  • The Civic Engagement team supports students working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities through their use of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. The programs supporting these tenants are Debate, Global Education, Linking Education and Employment Outcomes (LEEO) and Scholastic Chess. Our Debate Initiative is the largest in the world and provides opportunities for competition locally, at the state and national level.  Our Chess Initiative affords all second grade students as well as all K-12 chess clubs with access to instruction and participation in a program that engages young minds and teaches critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Debate

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    The Broward County Debate Initiative is a partnership between local businesses and high school debate programs within Broward County. With sponsorship options ranging from individual tournament travel to full-year team assistance, your investment will help build resumés, teach valuable life skills, and ultimately change lives. 

  • Scholastic Chess

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    Broward County Public Schools and Chess4Life have partnered for the 2017-2018 school year to launch a new hands-on approach to chess. The program will be taught in all second grade classrooms and available to all schools as an after-school program. Chess engages young minds and teaches critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Certificate of Global Citizenship

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    The Certificate of Global Citizenship recognizes advancing grade eight (8) students and graduating high school students who have attained a high level of global competency through academic investigation of global issues, exposure to global perspectives, communication of diverse ideas, and globally focused community service.

  • Upcoming Events

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    After-School Tournament: Elementary School-March 6, 3:00 PM, Everglades High School

    After-School Tournament: Middle School-March 12, 4:00 PM, Glades Middle School

    After-School TournamentHigh School-March 19, 3:00 PM, Charles W. Flanagan High School

    After-School Tournament: High School-April 2, 3:00 PM, Charles W. Flanagan High School

    After-School Tournament: Elementary School-April 9, 3:00 PM, Everglades High School

    After-School Tournament: Middle School-April 10, 4:00 PM, Glades Middle School

  • Staff

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    Megan West- Curriculum Supervisor, Civic Engagement, 754-321-2643

    Jaime Akkusu- Instructional Facilitator, Elementary Debate, 754-321-1844

    Summer Scarlatelli- Instructional Facilitator, LEEO, 754-321-1844

    Jonathon Martin- Instructional Facililtator, Performing Arts and Civic Engagement, 754-321-1846

    Justin Weaver- Instructional Facilitator, Debate and LEEO, 754-321-1844

Contact Information

  • Applied Learning

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1851

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    Susan Cantrick