December 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:  As we head into December, I want to take a moment to wish everyone the happiest of holidays!  This time of year is always exciting as we close out the first semester, take a few weeks to celebrate the holidays, and get ready to open a new semester as we mark the halfway point of the school year!  Here at the Youth Center we have an exciting December planned! We will continue to have activities after school every day and thanks to the hard work of food services, students at the Youth Center can now get an after school lunch for no charge! The Youth Center is the place to be after school, not only for the activities, but also for the food!  We will also be hosting a Christmas Party following the Starlight Christmas parade on December 14!

Student Advisory Council: The SAC will meet on Monday December 9 and Thursday December 12th this month.  Any student wishing to join needs to contact Mr. Butler via email at [email protected] Look for the SAC in the Starlight Christmas Parade this year on December 14.  Also this month, SAC and SWAT will also be representing the Flagler County Youth Center and The Flagler Youth Coalition in Tallahassee for Prevention Advocacy Day on December 11.  

Road to Success Program:  

To date, RTS students have earned 221 GEDs with a 97% success rate! Since July 1 st , we have enrolled 20 students with 25 more seats open through June 30, 2020. Students are currently doing internships at Flagler Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, Flagler Youth Center, FTI’s Extended day program and East Coast Gym.  This past month, RTS saw workshops from Wells Fargo banking & financials, Sayskids life skills workshop, and Flagler Technical Institute conducted a program overview.  Students completed graduation pictures, and took a field trip to CSFV in Daytona for a Career Assessment and tour. Students also completed certifications for First Aid / CPR and Food handlers ServSafe credentials.  There will be another CPR class on 12/09 for RTS students. If you have any questions about the Road to Success Youth program contact, Brian Willard, Program Manager @ 386.437.8279