July 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. Summer Hours: When school concludes, the Youth Center sponsors a Summer Camp, for 6th -9th Grade students, and is open Monday – Friday, from 8:00am -5:30pm.
Youth Center’s Summer Camp: The 2016 Camp is the 10th year the Youth Center has sponsored a camp for local youth. Many youth who have aged out of our 6th -9th grade program, return and assist counselors and campers as CIT’s: Counselors In Training. A wonderful program that helps teens build leadership skills, and keeps them busy over the summer weeks. A normal day at camp, consist of rotations to all three Youth center rooms, for activities, lunch in the FPC cafeteria, a choice to go to the gym for activity or to return to the center for a PG or PG 13 movie, selected by campers, and free time. Currently, we are working on crowning Camp Champions in Pool. Ping-Pong, Checkers, Jenga, and Halo. All Champions will be awarded a FREE remaining trip or ½ the cost to Typhoon Lagoon. Big hits with campers this summer include: Giant Connect Four game, Giant Jenga, and the opportunity to do Adult Coloring Books.
Summer Camp Staff: The Summer Camp is organized by Brandon Seminara, the Youth Center’s Assistant Director. 2016 Staff consists of returning Activity Specialist and Flagler School District employees: Eric Guerrero, Evonne Guerrero, and Natasha Rodriguez. 2016 Group Counselors include: Daytona Sate Sophomore: Michael Bevacqua, FPC Graduates: Justice Butler and Kody Goodwin, FPC Senior: Kamrin Bunn and FPC Senior Michael Schroeder. A super staff that will guarantee a SAFE and FUN summer camp.
Road to Success Program: The RTS new semester starts July 5th, taking applications now. To-date 76 students have earned their GEDs with 8 students scoring honors.
Our Guest speakers for June included, Coaching the Global Village staff who conducted networking 101 and mock interviewing techniques. Students also enjoyed workshops presented by University of Central Florida Nursing program, and Ed Pisani conducted a Day at Work session. Three students were certified in Food Handlers Certification. Our next First Aid and CPR class for students is on July 15th. For information contact, Brian Willard, RTS Program Manager 437-8279
Alcohol Literacy Program: On Tuesday, June 21st, Kristina Blanchek, from the Hanley Foundation, presented an Alcohol Literacy program to campers. This multimedia presentation was well received by all youth.
Know the Law Presentation: On Monday, June 27th, Mr. Chris Massey, Ms. Deanna Myers, Flagler Juvenile Probation Officers, and FCSO Officer Grant, led a presentation developed for youth called: “Know the Law”. All participating youth received “Know the Law” Booklets. This event was sponsored by: Focus on Flagler Youth Coalition.
Teen Talk: Once a week, Ms. Victoria Langello, an Adolescent Behavioral Specialist from Stuart Marchman Act, conducts a rap session, for camp participants. This activity is offered on a voluntary basis to all campers. Many youth are having a ball with the conversations led by Ms. Victoria.