October FYI Newsletter

Program Information and Hours: 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. The Youth Center is closed on Saturday & Sunday.

Welcome Back BBQ: On Thursday, September 13th the Youth Center hosted it’s Welcome Back BBQ. During the BBQ the Youth Center handed out free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks to the 140 participants from that day. Everyone that attended had a great time and enjoyed the free food! Special thanks to Eric Guerrero for cooking the hamburgers and hot dogs!

Facility Update: During the month of September the Youth Center received a fresh coat of paint around the building. We would like to thank the Flagler Schools Custodial Department for doing such an amazing job. With the new coat of paint the facility looks like it is new again!

Student Advisory Council: The Youth Center is still accepting applications for it’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). The group meets twice a month, and sponsors a number of events throughout the year, and is highly involved in Community Service projects. This club is open to all HS & MS youth who participate in the Youth Center. To sign-up, stop by the Youth Center after school and complete a brief application form. The second meeting is scheduled for September 6th after school. Anyone that may be interested in participating in SAC should attend the September 6th meeting.

Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT):  The SWAT club has officially started and is still accepting interested students.  Meetings are set for October 8th & 22nd, immediately after school in the Youth Center. Help us fight “BIG” Tobacco, and lower youth use of tobacco and tobacco related products like “E-Cigarettes and Juul’s!

Road To Success Program: RTS has helped 167 young adults earn their GEDs to date with 20 of those earning honors. RTS is a year-round program and we are enrolling now for September and October.  RTS enrolls 45 students per year, we currently have 37 seats left and have a waiting list for September. Over the last several months RTS has had 100% of students graduating with their GEDs and a job or post-secondary education. Last year RTS had seven students enter and complete a “paid work experience” while earning over a total of $10,000.Our events this month included: A field trip to the Museum of Arts and Science in Daytona, Graduation pictures completed, Food handler’s certification, Mock interviewing sessions and Wells Fargo banking overview of financials. If you have any questions about our Youth Program please contact either Taahira Lee, Case manager 437-7526 ext. 1189 or Brian Willard, Program Manager @ 386-437-8279.