November 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.  

Tuesday, November 14th @ 6:00pm BTMS Parent Night (Buddy Taylor Middle School): If you have a child attending BTMS, this event is for you!  School administration will be on hand to explain their school programs and answer any question you may have.  Help your middle school student succeed, and attend this valuable opportunity.


Road To Success Program:  RTS has helped 125 young adults earn their GEDs to date with 13 obtaining honors. We had 3 students that were accepted into colleges and 4 obtained employment. This month students participated in graduation pictures with a professional photographer and will receive a Graduation photo packet that’s included in the program. Students completed workshops that included resume building, mock interviews and techniques, career and college assessments and banking financials by Wells Fargo. We had 6 new students start in October. Nine RTS students will be trained in First Aid & CPR on November 3rd, and 5 students have already earned their Food Handlers Certifications. If you have any questions about the Road to Success Youth Program contact, Brian Willard, Program manager at 386-437-8279.

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.


New Full Time Assistant Director: During the 2016-2017 School Year, the GW Carver Community Center became everything everyone always thought it could be! Not only did the facility increase its participants by 5,514 users for a grand total of 37,827 participants, but Carver also hosted 41 individual events. Due to the success of the facility, it has become necessary to convert the current PT Employee position into a new Full Time employee. Hopefully, by the next newsletter we will have hired and new Assistant Director, whose purpose will be to support Rev. Emanuele, the current Facility Director.


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 NEW event.


Pizza Parle’: Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00pm: Reverend Eli Emanuel & Pastor Daisy Henry will host the second 2017-2018 Pizza Parle, for youth, law enforcement, and area stakeholders, on Wednesday, 11/14 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.  


Flagler County Basketball Returns to Carver: Once again the Flagler County Basketball league will return to Carver, under the direction of Fitzgerald Belgrave. League teams will practice Tuesday & Wednesday nights, and play their games on Saturdays, from 10am -6:00pm.


Carver Basketball Team: Once again, under the direction of Coach Emanuel, Carver will field a High School Team in Flagler County’s Basketball League.

Sunday, October 22nd:  Boys & Girls Club Shoe Give-a-way: On Sunday, October 22nd, the Flagler County Boys & Girls Club and National Christion Athletic Association gave away 100 new shoes to needy youth. It was a great event, and everyone appreciated the shoes!