Friday, June 20, 2014

Help Send Our Fellows To Spark The Wave Week!

Wave Week is one of the premier service-leadership training grounds in the United States.  Wave Week has trained thousands of the nation's best young service leaders.  Through their intensive 6-day program of leadership development, community service, team building activities, and summer fun, young people learn how to plan and execute better service projects while building stronger teams.  Additional skills taught at Wave Week include:

Effective Communication
Group leadership
Motivating team members
Service event planning and marketing
Fundraising and budget planning
Conflict resolution
Diversity awareness
Presentation skills
Personal and group evaluation

With your help, two of our brightest fellows, J'nyce Poe and Starasia Arnold, will be attending Wave Week in Washing D.C. this summer.  Please consider making a donation to to help our fellows take part in this life changing experience.  Thank you!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fellows celebrate the end of the school year!

The Elizabeth Edwards fellows celebrated the end of finals at Dave and Busters.  They each received a certificate recognizing a special talent or contribution made to the program this year as well as a framed group photo.  We had a lot of fun eating, playing video games, and reminiscing about the good times we had over the school year.  After a much deserved rest, many of our fellows will be doing some exciting things over the summer.  J’nyce Poe will be attending the Shelton Leadership Challenge—a six-day residential experience held at NC State University, where student participate in activities about leadership, teambuilding, civic and social responsibility, and goal setting.   J'nyce along with Starasia Arnold will also be attending Spark the Wave Week—a week long service-leadership training held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.   Berry Martin and Cynthia Lee will be volunteering at a summer arts youth program called Artspace and Jackie Green will be volunteering at Marbles Kids Museum.  K’Lynn Beal will be running in the High School Nationals Track and Field Competition.  Finally, our new senior fellows will be visiting area colleges including, the University of North Carolina, North Carolina Central, Eastern Carolina, Campbell, Elon, and North Carolina A&T.