October Carver Connection

Program Information and Hours:  Located in the heart of Bunnell, the G.W. Carver Community Center is accessible year round for all members of the community for FREE and is the place to be for the youth of Bunnell and Flagler County with over 20,000 uses a year!  The G.W. Carver Community Center is one the most important recreational centers for the youth in all of Flagler County offering over 20 youth programs! Road to Success,  Monday - Friday  9:00am -4:00pm, Carver Community Center,  Monday- Friday: 2:00pm-7:00pm. Open Gym, 4:00pm - 6:00pm. For complete hours please refer to the calendar. 


Director’s Message

As I was scrolling through twitter this morning,  I started to notice something truly amazing.  I was noticing all the incredible and amazing things teachers are doing to connect with their students and I want to give all of you a huge air high five (because of social distancing of course) because of how you are overcoming the challenges of education this year.  You truly are a remarkable group of professionals and leaders and I love seeing all the innovative and creative ways you are overcoming the obstacles of this school year!  Here at the Carver Center, we are slowly bringing back programs for our youth. Our Carver Student Advisory Council will meet on Friday October 9th at FPC high school during lunch and Friday October 16th at BTMS during lunch.  If you have any students wishing to be part of the CSAC, please have them contact me for a pass to the lunch meeting!   Flagler basketball league will also be back this month so make sure you check out our website for more information!  


Road to Success Program

RTS has started its 8th year and we have increased our student enrollments to 50 youth per year. We also have increased our teachers’ hours, allowing them to provide students with one-on-one tutoring and job coaching. RTS has reached 236 GEDs to-date, with 29 students obtaining honors. This month students obtained their Food Handlers Certificates and had presentations from FTC and students worked on their resumes and interviewing skills. We continue to keep the classes small with sizes around 5 to 6 students per teacher. In October, we are having a series of mock interviews set up with local businesses, Habitat for Humanity, Flagler’s Youth Center, Gioia Sails South and Fresh Prints, to interview students for our paid internships. Students will also be completing their Graduation pictures and have a presentation from Domestic Abuse Council. The teachers and students will also be taking a field trip to Daytona’s Museum of Science.


If you have any questions about enrolling into the RTS Youth Program or would like to partner with our Paid Internship program, please contact us at 386.437.8279. Willardb@flaglerschools.com , Brian Willard, Program Manager.