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News from PYO August 2017

News from PYO August 2017

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. The 2017 Prosperity Now Scorecard is finding that while prosperity is taking some workers to a better economic situation,

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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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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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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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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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