February Carver Connection

G.W. Carver Center Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday’s:  9:00am -2:00pm, Road to Success Program. Youth Center: Monday – Friday: 2:00pm -7:00pm.Carver Basketball: Monday & Thursday: 3pm -6pm, Flagler County BBK: Tuesday & Wednesday: 6pm -9pm & Saturday: 10am -6pm.  Open Gym: Friday: 3:00pm -6:00pm.  

2018 Baby/Child Fair: A group of youth representing the FPC Problem Solvers, are putting together a Baby Fair, for Saturday, February 3, 2018, an event that is scheduled to meet the needs of babies, are youngest community members, and their families. Mark your calendars today, and plan to take advantage of this wonderful second year event.


Road To Success Program:  RTS has helped 138 young adults earn their GEDs to date with 15 earning honors.  Our workshops this month included presenters from Wells Fargo bank, Department of Juvenile Justice presented “Know the Law”, and four students earned their Food Handlers Certifications.   Sayskids presented life skills training on Problem Solving. RTS enrolled 5 new students in January and have three beginning in February.

We would also like to welcome our newest team member, Danielle Merritt, who has been subbing for us over the last few months and has done an awesome job.   Also, the Observer will be doing an article on RTS which will be in next week’s edition, February 8th. February 23rd, RTS students and staff will be attending the Job Fair at Daytona State College in Palm Coast.  Students will be bringing their resumes and interviewing skills to meet with employers and be prepared for on-site interviewing and possibly job offers. If you are a business owner and have questions about our Internship program contact, Brian Willard, Program manager at 386-437-8279.  Enrollment questions please call our case manager Taahira Lee at 386-437-7526 ext. 1791 to set up a prescreen and tour.

GW Carver Foundation: The Foundation met and is off and running and planning their 2017-2018 Fundraisers. Once again the group will sponsor their Motown Madness Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 24th. Please mark your calendars NOW, and plan to attend. The group will also sponsor their annual On-Line Auction from April 11, 2018 – April 26th. If anyone has any items they would like to donate to the auction, please contact Cheryl Massaro or Brandon Seminara in the Flagler County Youth Center.

Pizza Parle’: Wednesday, February 21st, at 6:00pm: Reverend Eli Emanuel & Pastor Daisy Henry will host another 2017-2018 Pizza Parle, for youth, law enforcement, and area stakeholders, on Wednesday, 2/21 at 6:00pm.  The purpose of this event is to have area youth introduced to local law enforcement, and discuss community issues. The overall goal is to lower juvenile arrests, by opening up a dialogue with all participants. It is also a great event to grab a piece of pizza. To sign-up you must see Rev. Emanuel, in the Carver Center, for space is limited.

Minority Family Summit:  Sponsored by the Flagler County Department of Juvenile Justice Council is set for Saturday, March 24th, in the G. W. Carver Community Center. This wonderful event provides workshops to assist local families in many community issues dealing with their children. 2018 Workshops include: What is RED & DMC and ways it effects today’s youth? Gainesville’s Police Department approach to Community Policing. Explanation of Bias