August FYI Newsletter

Hours of Operation: The Youth Center daily hours, throughout the School Year are: Monday – Friday, 2:00pm – 7:00pm. The building follows the school calendar. The only exception for this is when there are Special Events scheduled. The Youth Center is Closed on Saturday & Sunday. 

Youth Center’s Summer Camp Follow-Up: Once again the Youth Center held a very successful summer camp program for 60 Middle School and High School youth.  2016 Camp Champions Included: Jenga: Vinny Tyminsky, Ping-Pong: Poniu Laupepa, 8-Ball: David Telfer, E-Games: Vincent Tyminsky, and Checkers: David Telfer. Each Champion won a FREE trip compliments the Youth Center for this achievement. 2017 Camp Scholarships, awarded to the two top participants, was given to: Poniu Laupepa & Alexandra Khorikov. Top Athletes awards went to: Kent Hill & Savanna BiFalco. Campers of the Year awards went to: Vincent Timinisky & Bianco Gallo. Karaoke King and Queen was presented to: Kyle Branning & Alexandra Khoriakov. 2016 Volunteer’s of the Year:  Isabella Hernandez & Sam Velazquez. CIT (Counselor In Training) Award went to: Emily Zamore & Degan Davis. Every Year the camp concludes with the Red, White & Blue Camp Competition. Winners receive a Pizza party, as well as bragging rights. Congratulations to the Red Team for edging out the White Team, by the scores of: Red= 473 Pts, to Whites= 461 Pts. Compliments to Red Team Captains: Kyle Branning, Gordon Beck, and Destiny Cole for their team leadership.

FCYC 2016-2017 Staff: Once again Cheryl Massaro, Director & Brandon Seminara, Assistant Director return to head the Youth Center Staff. The remaining staff, returning from last year will be: Eric Guerrero, and Steve Maccloskey.  Currently, we have a vacancy for PT employee. Interested individuals should apply for the Youth Center Specialist, posted on the School District Employment site. The team is looking forward to a SUPER 2016-2017 School Year.

Road to Success Program: The next RTS semester starts August 10th, we are currently taking applications.   To-date 77 students have earned their GEDs with 8 students scoring honors.  Our Guest speakers for July included, Coaching the Global Village staff who conducted networking 101 and mock interviewing techniques and life skills training.  Students also enjoyed workshops presented by National Guard – Sgt. Diaz, and Ed Pisani conducted back-to-back days on business trends and finances.  The Department of Juvenile Justice presented Human Trafficking, and the Daytona State College Cosmetology program presented.   Next month students will be obtaining their First Aid & CPR and Home Health Aid certifications.  August field trips will include, Daytona State College, Flagler Chamber, Palm Coast Fire Department and Wyotec.  For information contact, Brian Willard, RTS Program Manager 437-8279  


Annual Cleaning: Special Thanks to FPC Custodial Staff, led by James Smiarowski, for doing an AWESOME job in preparing the Youth Center for its 11th year of operation. The place looks great, thanks to all of their hard work!


Youth Centers Student Advisory Council: The 2016-2017 SAC, is now accepting 9th & 10th grade youth interested in serving on this student governing body. This group will meet after school, twice a month, for the school year, and provide leadership for all Youth Center events and activities. Kamrin Bunn, SAC Chair, will provide direction for all members, and help navigate all activities for the school year. During this activity members will gain leadership skills as well as obtain consider Community Service hours. Applications to participate are available daily, after school, in the Youth Center.

Youth Center’s SWAT: Students Working Against Tobacco Chapter Updates: The Youth Center hosts one of three SWAT Chapters in Flagler County. FPC Junior: Destiny Cole Chairs the SWAT Team, and oversees all meetings. If you are in need of community service hours and leadership skills, as well as fighting “BIG” Tobacco Companies, come join our group.   Meetings will be held after school, twice a month. Applications for participation are available in the Youth Center.


Teen Talk Returns: Once a week, Ms. Victoria Langello, an Adolescent Behavioral Specialist from Stuart Marchman Act, conducts a rap session, for participants. This activity is offered once a week, on a voluntary basis to all youth center participants. Keep an eye out for stating date and times of this program.