FYI March Newsletter

Hours of Operation: The Youth Center daily hours, throughout the School Year are: Monday – Friday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm. 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 Camp Registration: It is hard to think about your summer camp needs in March, but due 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 program, for $185, be prepared to sign up early! Additional information and registration instructions at:


Spotlight on Flagler Youth Talent Show: We are in the process of planning the Spotlight on Flagler Youth Talent Show. The show date is tentatively set for May 28th. Information on how to audition will be made available on our website and will be included in the April newsletter. Now is the time to think about what your performance will be and start practicing!


Flagler Youth Toastmasters: Recently a group of students approached the Youth Center wanting to form a public speaking club. They came prepared with contacts in Deland and within a few weeks the Flagler Youth Toastmasters Club was formed. The Flagler Youth Toastmasters will be hosting a Ted Talk event March 5th from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the FPC Cafeteria. The event is open to students and their parents. All guests will be required to wear masks. The event will also be streamed on zoom for people to watch virtually. If you are interested in joining the Flagler Youth Toastmasters club it meets twice a month on Wednesdays at the Youth Center and on zoom. If you know anyone interested in joining please contact FPC Junior Aaron Cope. 


Junior Chamber of Commerce: The Junior Chamber of Commerce is an organization that aims to connect high school students to the professional world. This is achieved by doing various things with the 32 members. Weekly guests contribute to the career exploration side of the organization. Great guest speakers that have participated include the Palm Coast Mayor, the Sheriff, a best selling author, and many others that have given great knowledge and shared their experiences. The group hosted a mayoral debate online for the City of Flagler Beach this past week and it was a success. Many of these great things are able to be done thanks to great partnerships with the Flagler Palm Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Youth Center, Tiger Bay and Score.  


Road To Success Program @ G.W. Carver Center:  RTS has reached 251 GEDs to-date and has a short waiting list for March. Students applying to RTS can schedule our placement test on Mondays or Fridays. This past month student’s graduation pictures were completed and presentations were continued by the Domestic Abuse Council. who conducted a series or workshops that include healthy relationships & warning signs of abuse. Class sizes remain small with a 1 to 6 teacher to student ratio. Teachers are also scheduling tutoring hours between 1:00pm and 3:00pm daily. In March, UF 4H is coming in to discuss healthy eating habits and Daytona State College will be hosting a zoom meeting for students with an overview of the programs they offer. Students are scheduled to complete their Food Handlers Certification on March 8th while working on resumes and getting ready to start their paid internships. If you have any questions or would like to apply please contact, Brain Willard, RTS Program Manager at 386-437-8279. RTS is a free program for young adults 16 to 24 years old.