Project CAMEY (Community Advocating, Mentoring and Educating Youth)
In an effort to provide youth with the tools they need to be academically successful, as well as keep them safe and involved in constructive, productive activities, the DBHA announces project CAMEY (Community Advocating, Mentoring and Educating Youth).
CAMEY is an after school program for five to eight year old children created by Executive Director, Pamela E. Davis in collaboration with the Stanley Terrace Resident Council, POC (Pride in Ourselves and our Community).
The program supports youth by providing a structured, nurturing environment with age appropriate learning opportunities. Each child’s academic needs are assessed by a Certified Teacher who has on-line access to assignments and grades. A lesson plan is developed for each child. A computer lab and educational software add to the learning experience.
As a reward for their hard work and involvement, the children participate in a wide variety of cultural and artistic activities, designed to broaden their appreciation and awareness of other people and cultures. Recreational activities include trips to area attractions, such as Butterfly World, the Spady Museum and the African-American Library.
What sets CAMEY apart from other after school programs is that it requires mandatory participation from parents. In order to participate in CAMEY, parents enter into a contract to become active in their children’s school lives and their community, completing a set amount of service hours each month.
CAMEY also provides parents with the support they need to navigate their way through the educational system, and identifies ways that parents can assist their children in their educational goals. It has been demonstrated time and again that increased parental involvement equals increased student success.
CAMEY began in September 2008 and will continue through out the school year. It operates from Monday through Friday, 3 – 5 pm, and 1 – 5 pm on early release and school days off. CAMEY is located at the Business Skills Center at 533 South Dixie Hwy, Suite 202, Deerfield Beach.
CAMEY has the capacity to serve 20 children. Eligible households must have at least one working parent, or a parent attending an educational or job training program. For more information, or to receive an application please call 954-425-8449. The DBHA is currently accepting applications for CAMEY.
The DBHA is a US Department of HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency. Members of the community may schedule an appointment with a Housing Counselor for the following services, free of charge:
- Pre-purchase counseling
- Homebuyer education
- Mortgage delinquency counseling
- Post-purchase counseling (Including home improvement and rehabilitation)
- Money/debt management
- Credit Counseling
- Fair Housing Instruction
One-on-One Housing Counseling
One-on-one Housing Counseling is temporarily unavailable at the DBHA. We will advertise on this site when it will be available.
In the interim, please contact one of these HUD approved Housing Counseling Agencies in Broward County:
1. Broward County Housing Authority 954-739-1114
2. New Visions Community Development Corp 954-768-0920
3. Neighborhood Housing Services 1-800-401-7601
4. HOPE Human Resources 954-342-8470
5. Urban League of Broward County 954-625-2590
First Time Homebuyer Workshops
The Deerfield Beach Housing Authority continues to provide group First Time Homebuyer Workshops throughout the year. If you are interested in these workshops, please call Betty Ferguson at 954-428-0678 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org