The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) held its second annual Father’s Day Celebration for students on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Center Director’s conference room with guest speaker Elder Bobby Robinson. Robinson is a minister at All Nations Revival Center, Institute WV and employed by State Farm Insurance.
Tia Welch, Business Community Liaison opened the event with a welcome and stated the purpose of the event. “We host this event to show you our love and support as you prepare yourself professionally and personally.”
Garr McCrimmon, Career Services Director told students, “We are proud of you young professionals for making the decision to attend Job Corps and prepare for future success.” McCrimmon oversees the Career Preparation Period, Career Transition Readiness and Counseling departments.
Willie Brown, Center Director shared personal experiences and recognized their achievements in the program. Brown sated, “Becoming a good father does not happen overnight. It’s a matter of trial and error, but you must learn from your experiences and always be a great role model.”
Guest speaker Bobby Robinson is a proud father of three daughters. He told the young fathers, “You can be successful, but you need to be prepared when opportunity knocks.” Robinson spoke candidly about personal experiences and shared tips on how to be a gentleman to a lady and father in the life of a child.
Robinson is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Read Aloud Volunteer, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and loves to mentor youth through his church and community. “Preparation plus opportunity equals success,” said Robinson as he closed with a poem, “See It Through” by Edgar Albert Guest.