January Carver Connection

Director’s Message:  As we enter into January, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year!  And a happy new decade! January is my favorite time of year because it gives us a chance to start over.  Every year we create “New Year’s Resolutions” which gives us the opportunity to set new goals and better ourselves throughout the year.  Whatever your resolutions this year, I want to encourage you to continue to work toward them and not give up! One of my favorite Chinese Proverbs says, “the man who moves a mountain starts by carrying one stone”.  Whatever mountain you are trying to move this year, keep working at it, one stone at a time. 

Friday Nights Done Right: The Flagler Sheriff’s PAL and the Focus on Flagler Youth Coalition have teamed up to bring Friday Nights Done Right to the Carver Community Center!  Friday Nights Done Right is a free event for Flagler Youth ages 11-15 on the second Friday of every month. This event is designed to give our youth something fun and positive to do on a Friday night. Stop in for games, free pizza, snacks and sodas on Friday January 10,  from 7- 9 pm!  

Road to Success Program:   To date we have reached 223 GEDs @ 97% success rate.   We have filled 22 seats so far this year with 23 more to fill until June 30, 2020.  Students have been interning at Flagler Youth Center, Flagler Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, Flagler Technical Institute’s Extended Day and East Coast Gym.  Workshops this month included, Wells Fargo Banking, Sayskids life skills, FTI’s program overview, a field trip to Daytona International Speedway. Students also earned certifications in First Aid / CPR.

This month we are celebrating one of our team members’ Birthdays as well as her fifth year with RTS! Congratulations to Taahira Lee, she is one of the main reasons our students and program have been successful over the years.  

If you have any questions about the Road to Success Youth program contact, Brian Willard, Program Manager @ 386.437.8279


PIZZA  PARLE:   Pizza Parle will be back in February!  Stayed tuned for next month’s date and look to  join us for pizza and conversation!