Our student chapters are a huge part of who we are. We are incredibly grateful for everything they do to spread CBOB's message. Their hard work makes a huge difference in the communities they serve.
Our UF Chapter
The UF Chapter of CBOB is involved with many fun activities and events throughout each semester. For general body meetings, members meet once a month to share updates and opportunities and work together to think of new ways to fundraise or plan an event for the children they work with. Their socials are also monthly and include food, interactive games, movies, and bonding! This is when they get to know each other and de-stress from the busy school week. The best way they are able to spread the word about the organization is by tabling on campus. It's a great way for the Executive Board and chapter members to participate in the UF community and let students know about the programs they offer and the difference they are making.
Libros de Familia
The UF Chapter offers a tutoring program called Libros de Familia, where a group of 2 to 3 students is paired with a Hispanic family in the community, and there is a 1:1 tutor to tutee session held weekly. Libros de Familia is an amazing experience for both the members and the children and families they are able to work with. Many members have said they often feel like they become part of the family they are paired with. This program offers Hispanic children the opportunity to have their very own tutor who wants them to academically succeed and is also there for them as a friend. Libros de Familia is a program UF CBOB is very proud of and hopes to continue the future.
Monday Night Tutoring
Another tutoring opportunity UF CBOB members are involved with is CWOB's Monday night tutoring, where the tutors and tutees meet every Monday for their tutoring session. A few of their members have been a part of CWOB for a couple of years now and have formed a true bond with their tutee. UF CBOB members also volunteer for the health clinics provided by Children Beyond Our Borders as well as help to fundraise for them.
COVID Fundraising Event
The UF Chapter of CBOB, along with 25 other UF organizations, was recently able to be part of the #ComeTogether movement for COVID-19 as a way to continue making a difference while staying home. This movement raised $35,621 for the CDC Emergency Response Fund. As a chapter, they are very thankful to join such a wonderful movement and look forward to being part of more in the future.
Spreading the Word
UF Chapter's VP of PR, Iman Whyte, put together a video where she went around campus asking UF students questions related to their education; this was something that some of their members were able to be part of. The video served to strengthen the mission of CBOB and show how great the importance of education is and that education does truly equal empowerment.
Our UCF Chapter
UCF CBOB also has biweekly UCF CBOB member meetings where they create children activities for the students at Engelwood community center to enjoy.
Englewood Neighborhood TutoringThe UCF CBOB Chapter dedicates the majority of their time to their tutoring program at Engelwood Neighborhood Center. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, there were around 30 CBOB tutors who dedicated at least one day a week to their students, tutoring them in subjects such as math, reading, and science. All of the students tutored by UCF CBOB are victims of either homelessness, abuse/neglect, poverty, social injustice, or relocation due to hurricane Maria.
Education Empowerment Workshops
UCF CBOB also hosts monthly education empowerment workshops for children and their families at Engelwood Community Center and created/taught educational health activities to children of uninsured farmers in Apopka who were being seen by UCF Medical's MedPACT clinic.