April Carver Connection

G.W Carver Center Hours of Operation:  Road to Success,  Monday - Friday  9:00am -2:00pm, Carver Community Center,  Monday- Friday: 2:00pm-7:00pm. Open Gym, 4:00pm - 6:00pm. For compete hours please refer to the calendar.


Director’s Message:  At this time last month I was sitting down to tell you about the Motown Madness event that took place on March 23rd.  Today, I am happy to announce that we were able to raise over $5,000 for programs at the Carver Community Center! I want to take a moment to thank the Carver Foundation for all of their hard work in making this event such a successful and fun event for everyone in the community!  I also want to say a special thank you to Barbara Revels, Mariann Irvin, and Cheryl Massaro for all of their hard work in making sure the food, cakes, and activities were perfect! The Flagler Education Foundation’s Scholarship Ceremony will be held on April 18th from 6-8 pm at the Flagler Auditorium.  Come out and support as the Carer Foundation awards a $1,000 scholarship to a Flagler School’s senior! As we enter April, Bunnell Basketball will be continuing their spring season which is now in full swing. We also have a brand new pool table in the Youth Center here at Carver that is ready to be used!  Carver Community Center is open everyday after school with open gym from 4pm - 6pm and the Youth Center is open daily from 2 - 7. Students can come in and play PS4’s, watch TV in the lounge area, listen to music, play pool, or use the computers!

G.W. Carver Online Auction: Mark your calendars NOW, the George Washington Carver Foundation’s annual online auction will be up and running from April 10th - 24th.  We have lots of great items to bid on from vacations, to golf, to fishing trips, and much more! Check out the auction at auction.carverfoundation.org and bid on some really great items!  

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.


PIZZA PARLE: Pizza Parle’:   Pizza Parle’ is quickly becoming one of the hottest dinner events for the youth of Bunnell.  Come in for FREE pizza and some good conversations with Pastor EliCenter. Due to Spring Break this month, Pizza Parle’ will be taking a break. The next Pizza Parle will be on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00pm.