A Message from CISV Jacksonville President Kerry McClure
Adults are invited to join us Saturday, Oct 23 from 10am to 2pm at 4480 Hunterston Lane for our chapter planning retreat. We will discuss events and activities for the next 12 months in our chapter. Your input is crucial! Click to register for the retreat.
On Oct 24 at 3p at Riverside Park, the Junior Branch is hosting a Spooky Activity. Wear a costume and bring candy to share from your culture or a culture you appreciate.
Let us know if you are interested in CISV in 2022 by completing survey: Families or Leaders.
CISV National Junior Branch is hosting its National Junior Branch Meeting virtually through 4 meetings on Nov 2, 4, 6 and 7. Jacksonville CISV youth, age 14+, can register and participate.
Let us know whether you are interested in a winter or spring break family exchange program by registering here.
Support our JB leaders and a like-minded organization at the JaxThrive fundraiser this Saturday night. More info at the JaxThrive website.
Mark your calendar to watch the CISV National football pool on December 8 at 8pm.
– Kerry McClure, Chapter President
Chapter Planning Retreat
Sat, Oct 23
10a – 2p
Chaperones at Minicamp
All CISV adults are invited to join our Chapter Planning Retreat.
4480 Hunterston Lane Jacksonville, FL 32224
All Junior Branch youth, age 14+, are invited to join the National JB Meeting.
This meeting is organized by CISV USA Jr Branch Board and provides training for youth interested in becoming leaders in their local CISV chapter and community.
It is usually is held in person but this year it is held virtually over 4 sessions,
making it more accessible to more youth.
Tues, Nov 2 7:30 pm
Thu, Nov 4 7:30 pm
Sat, Nov 6 12:00 pm
Sun, Nov 7 1:00 pm
VIRTUAL FAMILY EXCHANGE
Opportunities over this Winter & Summer Break
The Virtual Family Exchange is a new pilot CISV program designed for the whole family. Fun, interactive activities have been created by the Virtual Family Exchange working group supported by CISV International.
In 2021, Virtual Family Exchanges will take place over 4 or 6 weeks in December/January or April 2022.
The exchange program will include the following activities each week during the 4 or 6 week program:
1 synchronous meeting for youth delegates & leaders
1 synchronous meeting for paired families
1 activity for every single family (individual timing)
Our chapter can participate this winter break or in April but only if there are at least 4 families interested and an adult leader. Register here if you are interested in participating over winter break.
Interested in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility?
The CISV USA national team on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility has put the call out to CISV members who might want to work on this team.
They cover a lot of ground here and would like additional involvement.
SUPPORT CISV KIDS VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES INTERCHANGE
Several of our Junior Branch members are actively involved in JaxTHRIVE, which is a youth-led nonprofit that provides a welcoming resource to refugee students who have come to this country under extraordinary circumstances. With the current crisis in Afghanistan and the resulting displaced persons arriving to our country, JaxThrive’s work is more important than ever!
Before COVID-19 restrictions, JaxTHRIVE volunteers provided tutoring in math, reading, vocabulary, STEAM and essential life skills each Saturday during the school year. With the emergence of the pandemic, JaxTHRIVE successfully transitioned to virtual tutoring in the Jacksonville community and beyond but hopes to return to in-person tutoring in the future.
JaxTHRIVE invites its CISV friends to its 3rd annual fundraiser on Saturday, October 23rd, 7pmoutside in the covered area of Central Park at Pablo Creek Reserve. When you arrive, please inform the gate that you are attending the JaxTHRIVE event. Parking is available around the circle and on adjacent side streets.
Enjoy delicious “global” food and drink while listening to live performances by Sarah Park, the Concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Philharmonic and the local acoustic duo “To The Bird” with a guest appearance by teenage violinist Leila Warren.
If you would like to attend the event, please visit the JaxTHRIVE website at www.jaxthrive.net.
Volunteer with CISV!
Faces Junior Counselors volunteering for training
As both a non-profit and 100% volunteer organization, CISV Jacksonville has many opportunities for leadership and giving back.
Heading into the 2021-2022 season, there are many positions available! Including: