Congratulations to our 2017 Youth Ambassador graduates Alyssa Delts and Dorien Dixon!
We are very proud of Dorien and Alyssa and can't wait to see the amazing things they will accomplish!
We would like to thank all of our volunteers and the many families for their support, and help at our TEFAP Food Pantry. Over 47 families in Columbus County were able to take home a bundle of juices, chicken, fruits, can goods, dairy products, and perishable items. It was a great day to serve and be served!
A reminder that the TEFAP Food Pantry is exclusively for residents of Columbus County and takes place every 4th Thursday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!
On May 17 Mr. Randolph, Diamond and Ms. Cathy traveled to Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC for the Healthy Eating Active Living Convening, sponsored by our partner Resourceful Communities. The theme of this year's convening was HEALing Ourselves: Take it Home Strategies. The goals of this convening was to
We are very excited about all the knowledge and connections that were gained at the HEAL Convening.
We would like to thank the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, for allowing us to have Ms. Diamond McKoy as our Summer Intern. Diamond is a native of Council, NC where she lived until moving to Hope Mills, NC in 2012. She is currently a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is double majoring in Business Administration and African American Studies with a minor in Sustainability Studies. This summer she will serve as the Youth Ambassadors Summer Program Team Leader. She will assist, support, lead, and coordinate the Youth Ambassadors with providing fresh produce for the community while also upholding the objective of the Youth Ambassadors program. Diamond is aware that the objectives of the program are to increase environmental awareness, provide services that enhance leadership skills, professional skills, and education; that lead to independent individuals and self- sufficient families. Through this position, Diamond hopes to learn how to implement business skills and practices that can facilitate a more environmentally aware society. However, her overall goal for the summer is to bridge the gap of sustainability in communities of color. Learn More
Men and Women United for Youth and Families, CDC held its Fifth Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on May 6, 2017 at the Land O Lakes Golf course in Whiteville, NC. Due to the overwhelming generosity of our donors and sponsors, we were able to raise over $4000 towards our Scholarships for High School Graduates.
Congratulations to Ms. Alyssa Delts, the president of the Youth Ambassadors for a Better Community, for being nominated for the Women of Achievement Youth Women and Children Association (YWCA) award. This year was the 32nd Annual Women of Achievement Award Ceremony and Alyssa was one of the fifteen girls nominated out of hundreds. We are very proud of Alyssa and all she has done for Men and Women United for Youth and Families.
Men and Women United
for Youth and Families, CDC
Theme: “Bridging the Gap between the Church and the Community”
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Five O’clock in the Afternoon
Rev. Carl Moore, Guest Speaker
Pleasant Union Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Riegelwood, North Carolina