The City of Deerfield Beach Presents: Florida City Government Week for Students

This is an educational experience for students the week of Monday, October 19-Friday October 23rd! During Florida City Government Week we will celebrate our city and foster civic education. We will share about our municipal employee jobs, some equipment, history and more! We want to show youth how city services impact their lives. 

Why are we hosting this? Well, city government is the government most citizens are familiar with and impacted by day to day. It is critical that youth understand how the city works, services the city provides and how imperative they are in building a phenomenal community. This year the theme is “My City: I’m Part of It, I’m Proud of It”. The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department is following and monitoring the current COVID-19 situation and will be following the recommended CDC & Broward County guidelines. As a result, the community service will include using the Clean Swell App (details below).

Schedule of Events

Day & Time Event Title Location
Monday, October 19th, 2020- Friday, October 23rd, 2020 Highlight of Employees FaceBook and Instagram
Monday, October 19th, 2020 Story Time: "The City That Talks" children's book FaceBook and Instagram 
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 Virtual Scavenger Hunt  https://forms.gle/RAvchJmaksbUmX4e7 
Prize details below!
Friday, October 23rd, 2020 Community Service Day City of Deerfield Beach encourages youth to conduct the cleanup by downloading and using the Clean Swell App using the #DFBStudentGov and #FLCityWeek.

Monday, October 19th, 2020-Friday, October 23th, 2020

The Highlight of Employees will be a fun way for youth to learn about their community services. We will "stop" at various departments each day and a specially selected employee will share their job description, what their department does and why they love our city. Be sure to check out the photos!

Monday, October 19th, 2020

"The City That Talks" children's book which is civic education themed will be read live. Video will be posted on the Facebook page so grab your favorite blanket and take a seat for story time!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

The Virtual Scavenger Hunt becomes available today until Sunday, October 25th at 9pm! The link is here: https://forms.gle/RAvchJmaksbUmX4e7 There are a variety of prizes such as a gift certificate for fishing on our beautiful pier or tour of the Butler House and more for the first 10 kids who complete it with correct answers! You will be asked unique questions that focus on the history of our city, city jobs, city services, and local government vocabulary. If you would like to request the answers and are a parent/guardian or teacher please email lderoseney@deerfield-beach.com

Vocabulary:

Municipality is the legal name for a city, town or village.

An Ordinance is a law enacted by a city or county affecting local affairs.

The City Charter is the document that is written and adopted by the citizens. It defines the city’s boundaries, form of government and powers.

The Home Rule is the constitutional provision that allows municipal governments to exercise any power for municipal purposes except when it is prohibited by state law.

An Incorporated Area is the land within a municipality whose boundaries are set by the city charter.

Millage Rate, this is the tax rate used to calculate local property taxes. It represents the amount per every $1,000 of a property’s assessed value.

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Community Service Day encourages students to beautify our city at a clean-up location of their choice and participate by downloading and using the Clean Swell App. Don't forget to #DFBStudentGov and #FLCityWeek. We appreciate your patience as we make every effort to provide a way to do community service in a manner that you can feel safe during COVID-19. Click the first link below for a tutorial about how to use the Clean Swell App and the second for instructions. Note, "Broward" auto-populates under group and afterwards you can add your current location as Deerfield Beach. 

https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/cleanswell/

https://www.broward.org/NaturalResources/BeachAndMarine/Pages/Coastal%20Cleanup.aspx

If you would like community service hours for your efforts email lderoseney@deerfield-beach.com and please note proof of participation is required. Include a photo of participation, community service form already filled out, and a screen shot of your cleanup summary from the Clean Swell App. If you don't have a community service hours form there is one you can receive in the second link above. Scroll towards the bottom and the fourth bullet point has the link. The International Coastal Cleanup also has some T-shirts available for those who turn in all required information to the email above (supplies are limited).

Rules: Volunteer with someone from your home. Don't forget to wear PPE and follow CDC guidelines. Don't pick up hazardous or unsafe items. Call 911 in an emergency. Try to use a bucket instead of a plastic bag and if you are going to a local park call ahead to ensure you know their current hours of operation.

Jimmy Johns in the City of Deerfield Beach is offering those youth who participate in today's community service and follow all rules regarding proof of participation a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sub! Again, this can only be utilized at the following location: 1137 S Military Trail Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Once you email your efforts to Luz Deroseney at the email above a link can be provided for the code. The code is valid through Thursday, November 5th, 2020.


Thank You To Our Sponsors! 

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For questions or comments please contact Luz Deroseney at 954-405-3392 or email her at lderoseney@deerfield-beach.com