Many young adults feel unprepared to take on the responsibilities of adulthood. Making decisions about education, employment and health are difficult for any young person and having sickle cell disease can further complicate those decisions. Preparing for their new role as an independent adult is essential to their growth and success during this transition phase. Young adults need the proper tools and support to help them set and achieve their goals.
CSCF Kids provides a Young Adult Transition program that offers tools and education to aid in the development of our young adults. Our month-long program offers weekly sessions that focus on several areas of skills including social, education, employment, financial literacy, health and wellness, self and life skills.
Through activity filled sessions, guest speakers and field trips, the Young Adult Transition program exposes participants to real world settings that will prepare them for a thriving future.
The Educational Support Program is designed to support educational continuity and achievement in children with sickle cell disease (SCD).
Celebrating Successes with the Educational Support Program
Since the inception of the program in 2006:
Assignment Retrieval Program
It is frightening to think about what life will be like without access to the physicians, nurses and social workers that help keep children and adults with SCD healthy.
Decide today whether you will write a letter or call.
Visit the Pennsylvania General Assembly webpage to find your Legislators. Then write to them or call them to tell your own story of how any proposed cuts will affect your family. Respectfully urge your elected officials to take a stand against any budget structure that proposes cuts! Ask them to share with you where they stand on this issue. Remember that in Pennsylvania there are thousands of children and adults that will suffer if the Governor and legislators don’t get the message that we can’t afford to have a budget that is balanced on the backs of the most vulnerable!
Family Advocacy…Your voice can change the world!