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January 2018 Calendar

Check out what’s going on at PYO in January! Important dates: January 3–High School Graduate Reunion! All PYO students who are done with high school should plan on being there. January 8–10th and 11th Grade Family Night! If you or your student are in the 10th or

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Meet Annette Read

Annette Read officially joined PYO’s board this past fall and has made her career a Human Resource professional. Currently the Community Outreach Director at Meals on Wheels of Durham where she plans, organizes and directs the volunteer programs, she holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development from

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Julie Wells awarded the 2017 Leadership Triangle Goodmon Award

Julie Wells awarded the 2017 Leadership Triangle Goodmon Award

Partners for Youth Opportunity’s Executive Director, Julie Wells, was recently announced as the recipient of the 2017 Leadership Triangle Goodmon Award. Leadership Triangle is a non-profit organization established in 1992 to educate and promote regionalism across the separate communities of the Triangle. Julie Wells was recognized for

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A Walk Through History

Veronika Payne Oct. 31, 2017 On October 30th I took a trip to Historic Stagville. Stagville Plantation was the place of residence to as many as nine hundred enslaved African-Americans in 1860. Owned by Richard Bennehan and Duncan Cameron, you may have heard of some of the

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Meet Jack Rockers

Meet Jack Rockers

  UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law graduate Jack Rockers joined PYO’s board this fall. Admitted to the North Carolina State Bar, Rockers focused on immigration and environmental law in school. During his first year of law school he graded the highest in his Research, Reasoning, Writing and

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November calendar!

November calendar!

Here are some important dates for November!

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Aspiring Young Entrepreneur Talks Scholarship Searches

Aspiring Young Entrepreneur Talks Scholarship Searches

By Qaadir McFadden Durham VOICE Intern Nandi Reed-Bandele is a Durham native currently studying business at Bennett College in Greensboro. Partly because of her business-sense, recently Reed-Bandele received the 2017 UNCF/Koch Scholarship from the Koch Foundation. Beginning in 2014 through a $25 million grant, Koch Industries, Inc.

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Meet Board Member Ariana Goswick

Meet Board Member Ariana Goswick

Ariana Goswick joins PYO with a background in youth development.  Goswick began this work in New York City, at Manhattan’s LGBT Center.  Central to Ariana’s role, as a Youth Prevention Counselor, was establishing and maintaining a community of inclusion built on the values of respect, openness, sensitivity

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October Calendar

Check out the important dates for October! We’d love to see all of our PYO families and mentors at the Fall Retreat on October 14!  

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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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