Child Life Student Association
This group is intended to bring
together the students at CMU who are interested in, or are actively
pursuing a career in the child life specialist profession. The purpose
is to collaborate and share information, thoughts, and ideas. We
participate in volunteer, fundraiser, and social activities on- and
off-campus that enhance our knowledge of children and families. We also
network with professionals within the Child Life profession.
Connections That Count
Connections That Count is a service-learning group that provides support to individuals with disabilities and their families. Through
activities, Connections That Count (CTC) offers individuals mentorship
and aids in socialization skills through fun activities including
bowling, dancing, karaoke, singing and swimming. In 2018, the torch to lead CTC was passed to Holly Hoffman, CEHS faculty member in the Human Development and Family Studies program.
Family Relations Council
The Family Relations
Council provides opportunities for individuals interested in all aspects
of family life. They work together on issues relevant to marriage and
family life, and influence social action. FRC is affiliated with the
National Council of Family Relations (NCFR). This organization is
focused on professional development, service, and philanthropy. We have
participated in The March of Dimes, Family Fun Fairs, and helped serve
at the Pow Wow. This year we are hoping to broaden the group and
incorporate more areas of community service.
Student Affiliation of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
students have opportunities to network with other students in Child
Development, to participate in service learning opportunities, to meet
and learn with early childhood professionals and to attend local, state
and national conferences. Opportunities also exist for students to take
on leadership roles within this organization through elected positions
on the e-board. Student AEYC meets every other week, with e-board
meetings on the alternate weeks.