September 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. Tuesday & Thursday: Open Gym: 5:00pm -7:00pm & Saturday’s: 10am -2pm.

George Washington Carver Staff: Once again the G.W. Carver Community Center is in the competent hands of long time Facility Manager: Reverend Elijah Emanuel. Rev. Emanuel, known to his friends by: “Sugar Pop” will be joined for another year by Part Time Activity Specialist Andrea Johnson McCloud. Carver’s staff is experienced and knows the community well, and is always looking to provide a safe and fun environment for all participants.


3 vs 3 Tournament: On September 9th the Carver Center will host a 3 vs 3 basketball tournament. The tournament is being organized by Carver basketball players and Reverend Eli Emanuel, Carver Facility Manager. To participate or obtain additional information please contact Rev. Emanuel @ or call 386-437-7526 X1790.


Road to Success: Carver will once again host RTS for out of school youth to help achieve their GED, and obtain employment. Brian Williard, the Program Manager returns to lead students forward. Mr. Willard is supported by Taahira Lee, a very capable Case Manager. Joining the team this year is Tutors: Doug Mikutel and Linda Afkew. RTS has helped 121 young adults earn their GEDs to date. Workshops this month included resume building, series of interviews to work on skills, Wells Fargo completed a financial and banking workshop, DJJ conducted a “Know the Law” class, FTI’s Travis Thomas provided a program overview, 4H conducted a health workshop, US ARMY presenters and Daytona State College presentation by Krystal Cherry. We had 12 students complete graduation pictures along with First Aid & CPR and Food Handlers certification courses. If you have any questions about the Road to Success Youth Program contact, Brian Willard, Program manager at 386-437-8279.


G.W. Carver Foundation: The Carver Foundation is the Fundraising branch for the G.W. Carver Community Center. The group has been working hard to raise enough money to contribute to the County and hopefully add an extension onto the front of our current building. The new addition would include new ADA approved bathrooms, additional classroom, a small eating area, and additional office space.   Hopefully, this proposal will be approved by the County in the near future and expanding the community center will proceed. Let’s keep our fingers crossed