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Student Groups

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)
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.


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