Monthly archive for September 2017

Meet Samori and Qaadir

Meet Samori and Qaadir

Before this past summer, if you asked Partners for Youth Opportunity students Samori and Qaadir what their career aspirations are, they would tell you that they want to be entertainers, whether acting or musically, or businessmen. Both high school sophomores are studious, receiving good grades in all

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Jenny and Maribel–Lo and Behold

Jenny and Maribel–Lo and Behold

Say Hello to… Jenny and Maribel. These two PYO high school sophomores are already making the connection between education and work by enrolling in Durham high schools that lead them down the paths of their career choices. Both students are getting a head start on college life.

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Veronika–Saving and Conserving

Veronika–Saving and Conserving

Meet Veronika. Before she ever joined Partners for Youth Opportunity years ago, Veronika always knew she would be an artist. She attended a local high school in which art of all types was her focus and when she attends college for the first time next semester, she

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Meet Susan Haws

Meet Susan Haws

An experienced researcher-educator with a lifelong interest in promoting and facilitating positive youth development, Susan Haws joined the PYO board this past spring. Haws started her career as a middle school teacher in Donna, Texas, a small agricultural border town on the banks of the Rio Grande.

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Introducing the 2017-18 MSW Intern

Introducing the 2017-18 MSW Intern

  Rachel Lundberg graduated from Appalachian State University last December 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in human services and a social work minor. She moved back to the Cary area and is now attending North Carolina State University to earn her master’s

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Second Annual Savings Celebration Awards Granted

Second Annual Savings Celebration Awards Granted

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average American personal savings rate at the end of July was 3.5 percent. The savings rate for PYO students interning this summer was 48 percent on average. Together, students saved more than $7,000 to help fund their post-secondary educations. In

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Summer Workforce Training Wraps Up

Summer Workforce Training Wraps Up

As the warmth of summer transitions into fall, it is time for a brief recap of workforce training programming. A total of 28 students went through the intensive two-week summer training and 35 youth in all worked PYO internships at sites including the Durham County Cooperative Extension,

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Academic Coaching Model Unveiled at Tutoring’s Return

Academic Coaching Model Unveiled at Tutoring’s Return

At Partners for Youth Opportunity, staff and volunteers believe in helping students to reach their fullest potential through our academic support like test prep and tutoring. To make it through high school successfully while preparing for post-secondary education takes a game plan. Enter Academic Coaches. Tutors are academic

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Scrap Exchange Savers

Meet Khadijah, Miracle and Ron’Asia. These three teenage girls all have big dreams after high school with all planning to become entrepreneurs whether being a restaurateur, a computer engineering consultant, or a cosmetologist. This past summer the young women received an opportunity to intern with the popular

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Ximena and Estephanie Plan for the Future

  When PYO students Ximena and Estephanie decided they were going to intern with PYO, the first thing they did was to define their savings rates for higher education. Both girls settled on saving at least 90% of their internship stipend. Both girls also have a passion

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