YouthBuild Graduates Look Forward to the Future

YouthBuild graduates are excited for the new opportunities now available to them after their completion of the program. Congratulations to: Pictured: Deven Taylor, Dontae Hughes, Savione Mull, Alaysia Curry, LeDarius Bishop, Antanisha Jones, Keyonna Washington, Chavis McGee, Faith Fulgham, and Thomas Legrone. Not pictured: Michael Daniels, Aaron Dyches, Kim Jones, Katelyn Kelley, Darrien Latham, and Devante Wilder.

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

The Pickens County YouthBuild program saw 16 young adults move one step closer to a successful future at their graduation ceremony held December 17 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church Community Life Center in Aliceville. Wayne Davis, Director of YouthBuild welcomed the parents and friends of the graduates. “Our (YouthBuild) main goal is to educate and inspire,” Davis said.

Speakers included Reverend James Wright, pastor of the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church and Dr. J.C. Carter, a retired educator and administrator who was also President of Selma University. “The best is yet to come,” Carter told the graduates.

YouthBuild is a program that allows young Pickens County residents aged 16 to 24 years old, to enter the world of educational and employment opportunities. It is a program that teaches job readiness skills and also allows the participant to earn money while learning and working.

 

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