Elizabeth Jacoby is the Youth and Family Support Specialist/Child Care Director for Elementary program. Elizabeth Holds a B.A. in American Sign Language Interpreting from the University of South Florida. Prior to working at FCD Elizabeth was a Supervisor for the YMCA after school programs and volunteered at FCD. You can contact her via email: Elizabeth@fcdpinellas.org
(Raising Expectations & Achievement of Children with Hearing Loss) Cultural and linguistic enrichment opportunities for Deaf and hard-of-hearing elementary-aged children, their siblings, and children who have parents/guardians with hearing loss. Students participate in afterschool programs and special events that facilitate mental and physical development. Some of the current activities include but are not limited to robotics, life skills, tutoring, STEM/Arts, and girl scouts.
Learning Is For Everyone
The LIFE program is a mentorship program, where the students are paired up with adult mentors. The mentors meet with the students at least once a month, sometimes more. During the sessions, the students learn how to navigate the world along side their Deaf/hh mentor. The sessions include life skills, social development, and advocacy skills. The goal is for the students to gradually take on more and more responsibilities, until they are ready to become mentors for another group of students.
Not sure where to bring the kids during days off of school?
At FCD, students are provided day camps during certain days that school is not in session. Students will participate in fun field trips, academic support, recreational activities, and much more.
FCD provides several enrichment activities while school is out, including summer camps, educational programs, fun field trips, and recreational activities. Deaf and hard-of-hearing children, their siblings, and children who have parents/guardians with hearing loss have an opportunity to hang out with their friends and have fun together.