The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs’ Career Skills Program Gives Awards

Kids Learn Valuable Lessons That Will Impact Their Future

Winston-Salem, NC (April 14, 2014) – The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Winston-Salem are celebrating their 21st Annual Career Skills Program with a celebration banquet on and awards ceremony. The twelve week course, which began in January, teaches students the life skills needed to succeed beyond high school. The program is offered to 20 middle and high school students at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs in Winston-Salem. Some of the weekly topics included how to plan for college, write a resume, and find a job.

The Career Skills program will conclude on Thursday, April 17th with the Celebration Banquet from 5:30-7:00pm at the Piedmont Club, located at 200 W. 2nd Street in Winston-Salem. The students will speak about what they learned during the course and receive certificates. Three of the program participants will also each be honored with a $500 Career Skills Award at the banquet. The award money can be used for educational expenses.

“The Career Skills Program gives these students the opportunity to explore and discover so many career options,” said Major James Allison, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem. “This experience could literally change the direction they choose to take in life.”

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs provide quality after-school and summer programming designed to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Club programs focus on enhancing social skills, providing opportunities to build character and improve academic success. The Club staff monitors school absences and collects report cards and progress reports in an effort to provide customized tutoring sessions, homework assistance, and help with end of grade testing.

 

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