Charleston Job Corps Center

Charleston Job Corps Center observes National Safety Month-June 14, 2018

June 15th, 2018

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) is observing National Safety Month with various activities, events and speakers. The center’s Youth-2-Youth (Y2Y) Partners 4 Peace: Campaign Against violence is meeting with First Responders to discuss safety on center and in the local community.

The first visit was held with the Charleston Police Department, Public Services Division at the Roosevelt Community Center on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Y2Y ambassadors included Angel Bullett, Phillip Holcomb, Ameir Lewis, Mychael Maria Peterson, Airona Walker and Tia Welch, Business Community Liaison and Y2Y Facilitator.

Y2Y students held a meet and greet with officers Cpl. Smith, Cpl. Hill and Cpl. Daniels led by Lieutenant Paul Perdue. The discussion included topics related to becoming a police officer, training and duties; hiring practices to increase diversity and inclusion; high crime areas and ways to prevent incidents; main causes of crime in the area; and ways to keep safe in the local community.

Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace, or “Y2Y,” is a violence-prevention initiative created by and led by Job Corps students nationwide. Job Corps is committed to being a safe and secure environment for young people to receive academic and career technical training. How are we addressing the issue of safety and security?

At Charleston:
• Y2Y is TALKING openly about violence, aggression, and bullying.
• LEARNING how peers have been affected by youth violence.
• EMPOWERING one another to make a difference.
• EXPLORING solutions for the future.

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Charleston Job Corps Center is overseen by the Philadelphia Regional Office of Job Corps and is operated by Horizons Youth Services.