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Meet the Summer Interns

Meet the Summer Interns

In what has become a summer tradition, PYO has rolled out the welcome mat for the season’s interns. This year, two long-time PYO students, now sophomores in college, have returned to learn more about the ins and outs of the program beyond what they have experienced while

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Summer Career Academy Underway

Summer Career Academy Underway

After graduations are out of the way and the school year has ended, PYO summer workforce training begins to heat up. Our annual “summer school” that teaches teenagers real-world workplace skills that prepare them for internships begins June 19 and runs through June 28 at ReCity. The

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Yearlong Interns Scoring High on Evaluations

Yearlong Interns Scoring High on Evaluations

This past year’s school time changes requiring high school students to start and end the school day later forced PYO to make changes to our internship programming. Up until this past school year students were released early enough to work professional internships during the work week whose

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Senior Projects Added to Scholarship Process

Senior Projects Added to Scholarship Process

To help students to reflect and recognize their involvement with PYO over the years, for the first time ever, the organization tasked graduating seniors to document their experiences through some form of artistic medium. This could be a poem describing their internship, a song to their mentor,

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Julie Wells Delivers Keynote for Statewide Conference

Julie Wells Delivers Keynote for Statewide Conference

PYO staff members recently attended the North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administrators’ (NCAVA) Annual Statewide Conference in Black Mountain, N.C. As one of NCAVA’s organizational members for a couple of years, PYO finds the networking and professional sessions concerning volunteer management and administration helpful in its mission.

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June 2017 Events

June 2017 Events

June 12, 9:00 AM: School for Creative Studies Graduation at Riverside High School June 12, 12:30 PM: Performance Learning Center Graduation June 13, 1:00 PM: Riverside High School Graduation at Duke – Cameron Stadium June 13, 5:00 PM: Jordan High School Graduation at Duke – Cameron Stadium

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News from PYO May 2017

News from PYO May 2017

New Office Hours for One-on-One Family Sessions For parents wondering about summer plans, requirements or just have general questions, PYO is clearing evening schedules the second Monday of each month for student/parent conferences. This is an opportunity for families to schedule intimate time to discuss with different

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Eventos de mayo 2017

Eventos de mayo 2017

6 de mayo : Dia De finanzas Para los Participantes De SCA : 10:00-3:00 en ReCity. Este evento es MANDATORIO  para aquellos que aun no han hecho una cuenta en LCCU con PYO! Estaremos haciendo cuentas ese dia—Favor de traer una foto de Identificacion y su seguro

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May 2017 Events

May 2017 Events

May 6: Summer Career Academy Financial Literacy Day: 10:00-3:00 at ReCity. This event is MANDATORY for all students who haven’t opened an LCCU account with PYO yet! We’ll be opening accounts that day—Bring a photo id and your social security card. Contact Adam for more details! May

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Advocating for Immigrant Families

PYO believes that every Durham child should have the chance to make better life for themselves and their families – regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic or any other barrier. About a third of PYO families are immigrants from all over the globe and the organization has been

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