On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Charleston Job Corps Center operated by Horizons Youth Services (HYS) joined an estimated 2 million young people participating in Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) activities nationwide. By volunteering with WV State University’s Community Service Day partner AARP to shred documents for the public and Thomas Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Health Fair by working attending prize and inforamtional tables, as well as dressing up as care bears for the chilren, students demonstrated their commitment to addressing the needs of their community and its citizens.
“GYSD is an important day for students of the Job Corps program nationwide to give back to the local community,” HYS Director of Operations, Nolyn Fueller stated.
Ms. Janet Clarke, AARP stated “we love having Job Corps students help and we are a Work Based Learning Site.” Each year, Job Corps provides training and support to more than 60,000 young people. Job Corps also teaches social skills and encourages leadership development, and GYSD is a great way for students to build their leadership skills through community service.
Mrs. Tia Welch, Business Community Liaison and student Clarence Henson volunteered with WVSU Community Service Day partner AARP and Medical Office Support Students Shanae Brown, Kara Miller, Arunya Rimongrua, Stephanie Rager volunteered with Thomas Memorial Hospital for the Children’s Health Fair.