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Yusuf Saves

Yusuf Saves

Meet Yusuf… Imagine being a 16-year-old rising junior in high school with dreams of going to college to study your dream occupation — sports medicine. Now imagine that by your senior year you have to find a way to pay for that dream with very little money…

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Summer Programming Pushing Prosperity

Summer Programming Pushing Prosperity

Recent research from Prosperity Now, a national organization working to ensure everyone has a chance to prosper, finds some sobering messages concerning the American economy. In its 2017 Prosperity Now Scorecard, the organization is finding that while prosperity is taking some workers to a better economic situation,

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Student Makes Impact on Local Business

Student Makes Impact on Local Business

The past couple of summers, PYO has had a student enroll in N.C. Central University’s Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy through the School of Business. In partnership with the Executive Leadership Council, SYBEA students receive business training and exposure to higher education through a scholarship covering

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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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Academic Alert: Steady Wins the Race

Academic Alert: Steady Wins the Race

P.Y.O. ACADEMIC ALERT! 2016-2017 Theme:  Steady Wins the Race! PYO Parent Information: There will be no school on Tuesday, November 8th due to a DPS Teacher Workday and no school on Friday, November 11th due to a DPS Holiday (Veteran’s Day). The North Carolina School of Science

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About PYO: Video Series

About PYO: Video Series

Julissa Giselle Recity

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Winter Service Learning Partnerships

Winter Service Learning Partnerships

Pulley Watson and durham community friends ship holiday stockings to the troops PYO and Pulley Watson King & Lischer wants to thank the community for its generosity and help in filling over 300 stockings that were shipped on December 5th to troops serving overseas and away from

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PYO Students And The Political Process

PYO Students And The Political Process

Two PYO students share how their experience changed their view on the political process This story was originally written on Democracy Summer This week we wanted to get a sense of how younger voters envision their future role in the political process. We spoke with two of

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