June FYI Newsletter
Program Information and Hours: During the school year the Youth Center is a safe and secure drop-in program; you can relax with friends, play ping-pong or pool, watch TV, read and do homework, play PS4 games, and utilize the large computer lab. Daily hours throughout the school year are: Monday – Friday, 2:00pm – 7:00pm. During the summer we hosted our annual Summer Camp during the hours of 8:00am-5:30pm. The Youth Center is closed on Saturday & Sunday.
Director’s Message: Congratulations to all the seniors who just walked across the stage last week! I am sure students and teachers are all excited to get a much needed break. As for us here at the youth center, things are heating up. Camp starts this week with a packed house of 65 campers! We have lots of games and fun trips planned for this summer including Daytona Lagoon, Universal Studios, IMAX Theater, and Skating! We want to wish everyone a happy and safe summer!
Spotlight on Flagler Youth Talent Show: We told you last month you wouldn’t want to miss this show, and it turns out, we were right! This year’s spotlight talent show boasted some of the most talented performers in Flagler Schools History! From singers, to dancers, to aerial arts, and even a vaudeville act! Congratulations to our first place winners Jaiyse Williams, Jack Lisenby, and Emily Zamor!
Road to Success Program: RTS has helped 196 young adults earn their GEDs to-date with 26 of those earning honors. RTS is a FREE year-round program and currently enrolling now for March. RTS enrolls up to 45 students per year, we focus on GED prep, life skills and pre-employment training. Over the last several months RTS has had 97% of students graduating with their GEDs and a job or post-secondary education. In March we started two new students “paid” internships at the Flagler Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity’s Thrift shop. Students attended the Job fair at Daytona State Campus, where two students obtained jobs from attending. Workshops this month included, in-house educational and training workshops by Sayskids Bryan Perry, Wells Fargo Bank, Travis Thomas from Flagler Technical Institute, Know the Law presented by DJJ, resume writing assistance. Field trips included the Palm Coast Fire Department, to the ATC campus and the main Daytona State Campus in Daytona.
In April, RTS students will have graduation pictures completed, Saykids, and First Aid / CPR certification class.
If you have any questions about our Youth Program please contact Taahira Lee, Case manager 437-7526 ext. 1189 or Brian Willard, Program Manager @ 386-437-8279.