The Youth Ambassadors attended the North Carolina Climate Justice Summit located at Haw River State Park on March 1-3, 2019. The North Carolina Climate Justice Summit is a space for participants to co-create joint projects, share translocal learning, and develop authentic relationships across differences of identity and strategy.
The Youth Ambassadors Awards & Recognition Banquet recognizes our youth for their outstanding contributions to our organization and the community. Together they are making a difference in the areas of environmental stewardship, social justice ans sustainable economic development. This year's guest speaker, Marvin Rothwell, Analytical Solutions Manager UNC Healthcare.
The Annual Car & Truck Show Scholarship Fundraiser due to take place in Riegelwood, NC this Saturday, September 29, 2018 has been postponed. It will be arranged for a later date.
Several Youth Ambassadors were chosen to participate in NC A&T State University-Cooperative Extension 4-H Food Challenge on December 1-3. They were trained on two different curriculums: Texas Food Challenge and Teen Cuisine.
The training objectives:
-Introduce Extension Professionals to the 4-H Food Challenge Program
-Teach participants how to implement the program in your home county
-Provide a hands-on training that will help participants fully understand the program
-Provide participants with helpful tips for implementing the program
The Youth Ambassadors explored grassroots solutions that make our communities more resilient, more equitable and more
West Fraser wood product company hosted a Pre-Employment Skills Training (HRD) Class at the Tri-County Job Center. The students learned essential workplace skills. In addition, they learned proper interviewing techniques and prepared a professional resume.
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