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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!

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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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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