Olivia from Resourceful Communities and Susie from the Columbus County Farmers Market:
Special guests at our Youth Ambassadors Meeting.
Message from Dr. Patricia Lynch:
Viriginia State University College of Agriculture
Mr. Randolph Keaton:
"As always, it has been a pleasure working with you and your organization in offering young people an opportunity to visit the universities of their choice. As you are aware, I recently joined the Virginia State University family. VSU is also a land-grant university offering 31 undergraduate degree programs, 17 graduate degree programs, 2 doctoral degree programs, and 7 certificate programs. I enjoyed your visits to North Carolina A&T while I was there, and am pleased that you are bringing your students to Virginia State. I hope the students will find it interesting enough to come back for one of our academic programs.
I have discussed your visit with my Chair, Dr. Alice Joyner. The department has several areas of concentration including Dietetics, Fashion Merchandizing, Family and Community, and Family and Consumer Science Education. I have planned several events while you are visiting our campus. Just let me know which ones are no-misses. At the end of the tour, we will have goodie bags with educational information regarding the University, Cooperative Extension, Randolph Farm, College of Agriculture and its Academic Departments. You will be arriving during the Homecoming week, so it will be full of energy. Once you are here, you may decide that there are other opportunities for your students.
Thank you again for the opportunity to allow us to share our programs with your students. Please be safe in your travels, and I look forward to seeing you on October 13.
Tour of the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences and Hospitality Management
Walking tour of the Food Science Research Labs in Agriculture and Extension
Tour the Academic Center of Excellence (Main Library)
Drive Tour of the Randolph Farm
Drive through Old Towne Historic District Petersburg
Students will have lunch in the Jones Dining Hall (lunch meals are $6.46)
Lecture on the Land-Grant missions at HBCUs
Food Safety Demonstration
Fashion History Demonstration
Discussion on Career Choices
Meet with a few students from student organizations (Nutrition & Dietetics; MANNRS; Fashion, Hospitality Management)"
Patricia A. Lynch
Associate Professor, Dietetics
Day 1: Virginia State University College of Agriculture Tour
Day 2: Busch Gardens VA
The International Paper Riegelwood Mill hosted a group of high school students from area schools to learn more about Paper Science & Engineering as well as other environmental-related careers.
“Today, many older Americans are looking for employment to help make ends meet. The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the only federal program targeted to help older workers. Each year, SCSEP enables thousands of low-income seniors each year to earn and learn while working in local programs serving their community. The vision for SCSEP was foreseen in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the ideals of President Johnson’s Great Society 50 years ago, and echoed in advocacy of “encore careers” for older Americans today.”
From the Senior Service America website.
SSA is the grantor of the Senior Community Service Employment Program administered by the United Way of the Cape Fear Area.
On Thursday, September 28, 2017, National Employ Older Workers Week Celebration was held at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center in Wilmington, NC. Phillip Hedgepeth, SCSEP Director, introduced speakers E. Craig Heim, United Way of the Cape Fear Area President/CEO; Ginger Brick, Cape Fear Council of Governments Director of Workforce Development; Randolph Keaton, Men and Women United for Youth and Families, Executive Director; Gloria Garton, DisAbility Resource Center Executive Director; and, Mayor Bill Saffo>"
Tri-County Job Center will be closed
Monday, September 18 thru Friday, September 22, 2017.
We will reopen at our new location (44 Dream Avenue - Delco, N.C. 28436-2nd floor of the CSA building) on Monday, September 25, 2017.
For addtional information contact us at 910-655-3811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Youth Ambassadors teamed up with the Columbus County Farmers Market and offered a wide variety of pollinating flowers and fresh produce at the NC Inaugural Honey Festival in Whiteville, NC. The purpose of the NCHF was to highlight the signficance of bees in our environment.
The Tri-County Job Center partnered with Southeastern Community College in recruiting students for the new Masonry Class located at Acme Delco Middle School.
Instructor: Roderick Waddell
The Youth Ambassadors were on hand at the 20th Annual Sandyfield Town Hall Day to display and sell their fresh produce.
THE YOUTH AMBASSADORS VOLUNTEERING AT THE BACK TO SCHOOL EVENTS: COLUMBUS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET AND SANDYFIELD COMMUNITY PARK
Our very on Youth Ambassdor, Alyssa Delts-Robinson made it on the cover of Southeastern Community College Catalog.
High School Students: Graduate debt-free with SCC Success Scholarship.
Executive Director Greetings,
I am pleased to welcome you to the Men and Women United for Youth and Families Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet. Tonight we gather to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to our organization and the community. Together we are making a difference in the areas of employment and training, sharing resources, such as our food bank, recreational activities, and to provide services to assist in creating independent and self-sufficient youth and families. Thanks to each of you for your support in making our mission possible!
Master of Ceremony
Brandon Hickman, Station Manager Cumulus Broadcasting Network
Rev. Cameron Hankins
Pastor of New Christian Chapel Baptist Church
East Columbus High School
East Bladen High School
NC Central University
East Columbus High School
East Bladen High School
Southeastern Early College
Creative Problem Solving Training for Youth Ambassadors
On Tuesday afternoon, 11 Youth Ambassadors traveled to Carolina Beach for CPS Training with the founders of Magellan- IMR Research Group, Riley and Erin Gallagher. The creative problem solving training was developed by Magellan-IMR Research Group and has been used successfully with numerous other non-profit and for- profit organizations. The process is used to bring people together to generate unique solutions to business and community challenges through proven hands-on learning using tools. The youth identified a specific challenge that they faced and centered all of their activities around that challenge. The Youth Ambassadors thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learned so much!
The Youth Ambassadors would like to give a special thanks to the Gallaghers for the amazing workshop and can't wait for more in the future!
Rooted in Community Summit 2017
On Wednesday, July 19, the five Youth Ambassadors, including Alyssa Delts- Robinson, Jordan McKoy, Ethan Gotay, Harold Boyd lll, and Dontrell Stevenson; along with adult allies Randolph Keaton and Diamond McKoy to the Rooted in Community (RIC) Summit in Greensboro, NC. The group returned Sunday, July 23, with a host of good stories to tell to the other youth.
The Youth Ambassadors had the opportunity to attend workshops on
During the summit the youth were equipped with skills, and resources that will allow them to better implement and execute their vision with their Youth Food Policy Council.
Visit us today at the Columbus Co. Farmers Market(Whiteville). 8am-12pm. Butter Beans, Peas, Squash, Tomato and okra picked fresh from our gardens in Bolton, East Arcadia and Sandyfield Town Gardens.
We also have herbs ...
The Youth Ambassadors program qualified to participate in the NC WIC
Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.
Come check us out in Wilmington, NC at the Feast Down East Market.
(11th Rankin St.) 9am-12pm
Picked fresh from the Community Boys & Girls Club.
Classic Car & Truck Show
On Saturday, July 15, 2017 Men and Women United for Youth And Families sponsored its annual Classic Car & Truck Show across from the Piggly Wiggly in Riegelwood NC. All Classic cars, trucks, bikes, and tractors were displayed in a centralized area from 9am until 3pm. Food and beverages were sold, friends were made, and trophies were awarded. According to Ms. Willie Mae " The car show was fabulous, and allowed Men and Women United as well as the Youth Ambassadors for a Better Community to get attention which is very important". Thank you to all those who came out to help support Men and Women United for Youth and Families. We also want to say congratulations to all the winners! Come join us next year.
Hosted by Perry Dixon and Dave Parks
Youth Ambassadors visit the UNC Chapel Hill Campus Gardens
The Youth Ambassadors would like to thank the students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Herban Garden and Edible Campus. Herban Garden is a student lead campus organization, through Hope Gardens, that engages people of color in sustainable agriculture through hands on experience and community engagement.
The Youth Ambassadors had an amazing time in Tar Heel Nation and can't wait for more opportunities to visit!
The Youth Ambassadors would like to thank Herold 'Dessa' Raymond for speaking at their weekly meeting yesterday.
Stay tuned for the wonderful things the Youth Ambassadors will perform, implement and accomplish!
"If you want the most for less buy from the B.E.S.T"
Don't forget to come visit the Youth Ambassadors at the Elizabethtown Farmers Market on Fridays from 10am-2pm or at the Whiteville Farmers Market on Saturday from 7am-12pm.