January 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.
Road to Success Program: RTS has helped 132 young adults earn their GEDs to date with 15 earning honors. Workshops this month included presenters from SAYS Youth Services, Coaching the Global Village conducting a series of mock interviews, presentations from the Army recruiter, FTI and DSC, students also had the opportunity to take their graduation pictures. In January RTS will continue to enroll new students and have Presentations from Wells Fargo Bank, Department of Juvenile Justice and provide Food Handlers Certifications. We would also like to give a shout out and thanks to Jon Gore who has been a sub for us over the last year and recently was hired on at FPCHS, congratulations Jon. If you have any questions about the Road to Success Youth Program contact, Brian Willard, Program manager at 386-437-8279.
Students Working Against Tobacco “Aims to Snuff out Smoking” by Danielle Anderson, News Tribune: Ms. Anderson interviewed Destiny Cole, Youth Center SWAT Chair and Cheryl Massaro, the groups advisor about their interest in fighting “BIG Tobacco”. Tobacco companies MUST develop new smokers if they are to continue making large profits. SWAT clubs around the state at are fighting every move they make buy educating the general public, especially youth. “Candy Flavored” tobacco and E-Cigarettes were not only developed for adults, but mostly to target youth. Educating our youth not to smoke, and working to increase the age for smoking from 18 to 21, will impact the overall effect of “Big Tobacco” and save lives!
Student Advisory Councils’ Holiday Happening: On Tuesday, December 19th , after school, the Student Advisory Council hosted a FREE Trick and Treat Give-a-way. All that enter the building received a ticket for the drawing. Once your number was drawn you get the opportunity to pick Candy or a special surprise. Lucky winners included: Joseph Teel & Anthony Dunham, from FPC, each won a Walmart Gift Card. It was a GREAT way to kick off the holiday season!
Summer Camp Registration: It is hard to think about your summer camp needs in January, but do to the success of the Youth Center’s Summer Camp program, for middle school youth, registration begins for returning campers during the month of February, and opens to general registration on March 1st. Only 60 slots are available, so if you are interested in having your child participate in this 8 week program, for $165, be prepared to sign up early!
GW Carver Foundation at GW Carver Community Center: The Foundation met and is off and running and planning their 2017-2018 Fundraisers. Once again the group will sponsor their Motown Madness Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 24th. Please mark your calendars NOW, and plan to attend. The group will also sponsor their annual On-Line Auction from April 11, 2018 – April 26th. If anyone has any items they would like to donate to the auction, please contact Cheryl Massaro or Brandon Seminara in the Flagler County Youth Center.
2018 Baby/Child Fair: A group of youth representing the FPC Problem Solvers, are putting together their event, for Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the G.W. Carver Community Center. The Fair is scheduled to meet the needs of our youngest community members, and their families. Mark your calendars today, and plan to take advantage of this wonderful second year event.