March Carver Connection

Road To Success Program: RTS has helped 140 young adults earn their GEDs to date with 15 earning honors.  Our workshops this month included presenters from RTS staff worked on resumes and mock interviewing skills, Wells Fargo bank reviewed banking and daily expenses and how to budget, Sayskids conducted a workshop on communication in the workplace, FTI’s Travis Thomas provided students with career exploration and program overview. The Observer did an article on RTS which was in the February 8th edition.  February 23rd, RTS students and staff attended the Job Fair at Daytona State College in Palm Coast.  Student brought their resumes and did on site interviews.  Twelve students attended, several students were interviewed and one was hired on the spot, we expect others will learn they were hired as well by attending. February we had seven students earn their First Aid & CPR Certificates.  Coming up in March, Students have their graduation pictures on March 1st, National Guard representative presenting on March 8th, March 21st Food Handlers Certification class, March 28thfield trip to Marineland. 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 Motown Madness: Tickets on Sale NOW for the Foundation’s Motown Madness Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 24th. Enjoy a SUPER FUN evening, and participate in the annual Cake Raffle! Tickets are available by responding to this email or by calling Cheryl Massaro at: 386-437-7540 X5101. Please mark your calendars NOW, and plan to attend.

The Foundations On-Line Auction is rapidly approaching and set to run from April 11, 2018 – April 26th. This IS a wonderful opportunity to support a local group working to improve the G.W. Carver Community Center, in Bunnell, and an opportunity to purchase excellent opportunities and items at a reasonable cost.   If anyone has any items they would like to donate to the auction, please respond to this email or call Cheryl Massaro, in the Flagler County Youth Center at: 386-437-7540 X5101.

Pizza Parle’: Wednesday, March 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, 3/21 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.

FREE Minority Family Summit:  Sponsored by Vitas Health Care, George Washington Carver Foundation,and the Flagler County Department of Juvenile Justice Council is set for Saturday, March 24th, 9:30am -2:00pm, in the G. W. Carver Community Center. This wonderful event provides workshops to assist community leadership and local families in dealing with many community issues related to juveniles and law enforcement.  2018 Workshops include: What is RED & DMC, Gainesville’s Police Department approach to Community Policing, Explanation of Bias and Implicit Bias, and The Role of the School Resource Deputies.  State and local authorities will be presenting material designed to help all participants navigate this very complex issue. The event will conclude with a Pizza Parle’ lunch and open conversation. Child care will be provided and all attendees will have the opportunity to win $100 Gift Cards.

“Black Panther Movie” Gains Local Support: Thanks to the generosity of the GW Carver Foundation, 25 area youth who regularly participate in the GW Carver Community Center were treated to seeing this movie, for FREE, at the Epic Theater in Palm Coast, on March 1st, 2018.  All attendees had a super time seeing this exciting new Super Hero film!