Archive for the ‘Faces of Job Corps’ Category

The YMCA-Mel Wolf Child Development Center recently received a grant to start a garden for the children at its local daycare facility. The center was able at its local daycare facility. The center was able to purchase all the materials and obtain a garden specialist for the project, but needed assistance with building the garden [...]

When Greg Howard, Alaska Job Corps Center’s current Water and Wastewater Treatment Instructor, first came to Job Corps in 2014, he was a student on a mission. He was determined to gain the knowledge and skills he needed to launch him into a career in water and wastewater treatment. Before Greg came to Alaska Job [...]

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center was honored to have a special guest on Center, U.S. Representative James Comer (District 1). Congressman Comer was greeted by members of the Student Government Association, Job Corps ambassadors, several Kentucky students, and community supporters.   The Congressman toured the campus and students had the opportunity [...]

Men of Action Leadership Conference

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) observed Earth Week with community beautification projects on Tuesday, April 18 at The Father’s House Church with Pastor Lloyd Hill and Friday, April 21 with Charleston Kanawha Housing Authority at South Park Village. Facilities Maintenance students were responsible for removing debris, cleaning areas, [...]

Last week, more than 100 students at the Alaska Job Corps Center signed pledges against bullying and violence as part of National Youth Violence Prevention Week. As part of this special week, the Youth to Youth Partners for Peace (Y2Y P4P) group organized and implemented activities to raise awareness and prevent bullying and youth violence [...]

There were more than 2000 brightly colored candy filled eggs scattered across the Muhlenberg Job Corps campus, Saturday March 8th, as they held their 37th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. Over 200 children and families were not only excited to participate in the hunt, but also enjoy the inflatable obstacles course and bounce house, color [...]

Aaron Sampler, a Kentucky teen who’s battling cancer has a simple wish for his 16th birthday and that is to receive a mailbox full of birthday cards and wishes.  Aaron was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic t-cell 2 Leukemia right before his 13th birthday. As soon as the students at the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center heard [...]

On Wednesday, March 29th, Steve Brando, National Coordinator of TCU/IAm visited the Muhlenberg Job Corps campus to answer many questions sparked from curious students.  Brando strongly encouraged the students to take advantage of the opportunities available through TCU because so many of them possess the skills and certifications that are sought after for job placement [...]

The volunteers of the Muhlenberg County Senior Citizens report to the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center early every March to file student tax returns.  On Tuesday, March 21st, the volunteers prepared a total of nineteen returns.  Students earn the right to file by working off campus jobs at Work-Based Learning and Leisure Time Employment sites. Mr. [...]