The PROGRAM’s Youth Outreach Specialist, Kiuana Henderson, planned a day full of opportunity and inspiration for Project Future Focus participants! On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, the youth reentry program clients participated in the Endless Opportunities Tour where they visited a variety of stops along a pre-determined route to explore possibilities for their futures. The tour stopped at York College and Penn State’s York Campus where youth clients had the opportunity to go on guided campus tours and listen during information sessions where they learned about career majors, admission processes, student life and sports and other campus fun. The youth also visited and had lunch at Skillet2Plate Soul Bistro where the owners, Terrence Days and Lauren Days, provided knowledge and personal experiences regarding entrepreneurship. A ColdWell Banker Realtor, Jason L. Phillips, spent also some time with the youth and spoke with them about real estate as a career option. Military Recruiters from the Navy, Army and Marines also provided the youth with information about some of the requirements and benefits that come along with joining one of the military branches. WellSpan presented information regarding possible job opportunities for youth at their current ages, future careers, as well as some training and education programs they offer. Sending a huge thank you to the York City Police Department for their sponsorship and contributions, Bailey Coach for providing transportation, DesignBots Media Firm for helping to provide awesome event t-shirts and The PROGRAM’s Mentors for supporting and encouraging our youth throughout the day! The Endless Opportunities Tour went smoothly and was full of networking and smiles!
The Endless Opportunities Tour also garnered the attention of multiple local news outlets who joined the exciting day. Have a look and listen:
York Dispatch Coverage