FYI Newsletter & Carver Connection
Official Newsletter | Flagler Youth Center & Carver Center
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2024 Summer Camp
The popular Youth Center Summer Camp will return this summer for incoming 6th to 9th grade students. Early registration for eligible returning campers starts this month. Open registration will begin on March 1st. We will provide more details about this year's camp in the March newsletter and on our website. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Basketball Knockout Tournament
The Flagler County Youth Center Knockout Basketball Tournament sponsored by the programs Student Advisory Council was a great success. Over twenty students battled it out in a multiple-round tournament to be declared the winner. Ultimately, it would come down to two students, Aubrey Britton and Ja’Bari Grimes. In the end, Aubrey Britton would emerge victorious, earning a $20 WAWA Gift Card. As our runner-up, Ja’Bari Grimes would also receive an award of a $10 WAWA Gift Card. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Grade / Attendance Checks
This month, the Flagler County Youth Center continued its efforts to promote positive behavior both in and out of the classroom. On Wednesday, January 10th, 2024, the Youth Center held its third-grade check for the year. Students who had all A's on their progress report were rewarded with pizza, chips, and a drink. Those who had A's and B's were given the choice of two of these options, and those who had A's, B's, and C's were given the choice of one of these options. We hope that our students will continue to work hard to improve their grades and themselves.
Life Skills Class
G.W. Carver Center Operations
Currently the G.W. Carver Center is open daily Monday - Friday with special events on Saturday. The Carver Center hosts the Road to Success Program Monday -Friday from 8:00am - 1:00pm and Open Gym from 2:00pm - 6:00pm.
Community Assistant Program: On Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, Flagler Cares started back up, providing services on Screening & Referral, Care Coordination, Benefit Assistance & Navigation, SOAR, Housing Assistance, ID Assist, Behavioral Health Programs, and Health Marketplace Navigation. With our Community Assistant Program, we aim to be a better resource for those in this community. Community Assistance will be available every Wednesday, with a visit from Flagler Cares every other Wednesday.
Senior Social Hour: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 11am-1pm, we will be offering our Senior Social Hour. Additionally, starting at 1pm on Tuesdays, we will be introducing Senior Empowerment, which aims to enhance cardiovascular health and manage joint health and arthritis. If you are a senior or know a senior, we encourage you to join us for our senior social hour. In the month of February, we anticipate our numbers to double.
Homework Assistance: Homework assistance is available to any student from grades K-12 on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Student Advisory Council: On January 16th and January 17th, 2024, our Carver Advisory students took a trip to Tallahassee for Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. Carver Center partnered with Focus on Flagler Youth Coalition, and students had the opportunity to meet with some of our senators and advocate for the issues they face as teenagers.
Road to Success Update
The Road to Success (RTS) program has reached 356 GEDs to date, with 4students graduating in January. We have a 98% positive outcome since the beginning of the program. This month, PNC Bank began its 3-part series on financial literacy for the students and we took interested students to a Career Fair held at Flagler/Palm Coast High School. Additionally, our Ice House student success course, funded by CareerSource Flagler/Volusia, began. This is the fourth time the class has been taught to select students and focuses on being successful in life based on the experiences of entrepreneurs. RTS has two interns working currently – one at the Flagler Youth Center and the other at the Community Cats of Palm Coast Thrift Store. To find out about the GED program or the student internships, please visit our website (https://gwcarvercenter.com/rts/) or contact Brian Willard at 386-437-8279.