“Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” is a program developed by the Department of Agriculture. Job Corps Centers are part of the USDA and this department wants students to understand how America is fed.
Collbran JCC and Migrant and Children’s Services
Collbran JCC spent the day assembling tamales as a fundraiser for Migrant and Children’s Services, a non-profit organization.
Collbran Job Corps Center and Special Olympics
Collbran Job Corps Center had 45 students helping at Special Olympics in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Collbran JCC and Butterfly Release
Collbran JCC student government sponsored a butterfly release as part of the town of Collbran’s cancer awareness fund.
Collbran JCC visits government officials
Collbran JCC visits local senatorial offices.
Collbran Job Corps Blood Drive
Collbran Job Corps gave 46 pints of blood to the St. Mary’s Hospital Bloodmobile on March 4, 2016.
Collbran JC students attend caucuses
Collbran Job Corps Center attended Democratic and Republican caucuses.
Collbran Job Corps acts as mock jury in a mock trial.
Collbran Job Corps students acted as a mock jury for mock trials under the supervision of lawyers and judges.
Collbran Job Corps Women’s Conference
Collbran Job Corps Center hosted a Women’s Conference with several guest speakers. Speakers covered a variety of topics including: professionalism, books of interest, managing work and family, and being in the job world.
Collbran Job Corps students make and send valentines to our troops.
Collbran Job Corps students made valentines for active duty troops. This was under “Operation Independence” through our local VA. Mrs. Evonne Stites spearheaded and delivered the valentines on January 31. The center wants to thank our troops for all they do.
Collbran Job Corps and “Tamale Day”
Collbran Job Corps Center made 1,000 tamales on January 15 at the Migrant and Children’s Council. This is the council’s main fundraiser and these tamales are very popular. Under the direction of the cook and the director of the council, our students spend a long day making all those tamales. There is never of shortage of students wanting to help. This is a very important activity to the center and the council.
Collbran Job Corps Center has two new reading aides.
Our high school principal applied and received a $10,000.00 grant. Mrs. Meese hired two part-time reading teachers to help the Collbran Job Corps students increase their reading skills.
Collbran JCC Training Day
Collbran JCC annual training lasts one and one half day. Policies are reviewed and questions answered. Where the center has been and where it is going is always a highlight. The staff share meals and a white elephant activity at the end of the day. Everyone gets to know each other better which contributes to our great center culture.
Collbran JCC and Winter Wonderland
Collbran JCC hosts its annual “Winter Wonderland.” This is a time for staff, students, the community and their children get together to play games, get their face painted, decorate cookies and share a meal. This is always a well attended event that everyone looks forward to every year.
Collbran Corps Center’s high school receives a grant.
Collbran job Corps has an on-site high school. The principal, Mrs. Kristi Mease wrote for and received a $10,000.00 grant for a part-time reading aide. Thank you, Mrs. Mease!
Collbran JCC and the Giving Tree
Collbran Job Corps, through the Student Government Association, chooses a way to help others at Christmas. In the past, the center has sponsored a family, aided “Toys for Tots” and helped buy and wrap gifts for families of veterans. This year the students chose “The Giving Tree” and eight students went shopping for gifts. We are thankful as a center to be able to help others especially at this time of year.
Collbran Job Corps and Energy Saving
Collbran Job Corps receives check from the power company for energy savings. The center works hard at energy savings and recycling. This $10,508.00 check was wonderful surprise to complement all the time and effort the center exerts for our environment.
Collbran Job Corps Blood Drive
Collbran Job Corps Center sponsors four to five blood drives a year. Student and staff participation is always good.
Collbran Job Corps and Migrant/Children Services
Collbran Job Corps Center assists the non-profit, Migrant and Children Services program. During late spring and summer, students and staff help cook and stock the free food pantry. Once a month students help to make tamales which is the main source of revenue for this program.
Collbran Job Corps and Future Farmers of America
Collbran JCC and Future Farmers of America have teamed up to provide valuable education opportunities to students. FFA students are not necessarily rural bound but learn all aspects of food production from farm to city and all the crosswalks that are available.