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Georgia Southern's "BIG" Partners with
Youth Career Camp for 2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Program

July 11, 2018

The Business Innovation Group partnered with Wayne Williams’ Youth Career Camp this July to host a week-long summer camp called the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) to teach youth useful career skills along with what it takes to start a business.

Rev. Wayne Williams founded Youth Career Camp Inc. (YCCI) in 2006 as a free youth event for teens in high school, exclusively supported by the NAACP. The mission of YCCI is to help build strong communities by providing workforce development, career pathway exposure, mentorship and supervised community engagement for youth; help prepare them for post-secondary education; help youth set attainable goals and make sound decisions for their future; and to provide a safe, secure and caring environment to facilitate successful youth development.

Rev. Williams said, “This was the first collaborative effort between YEP and YCCI, and it was very successful. Joining together just made perfect sense… Together YEP-YCCI conducted a unique comprehensive residential workforce readiness, career exploration and entrepreneurship immersion camp.”

Rev. Williams recruited 12 young people from around the area who came to stay in Georgia Southern’s Eagle Village dorms from June 6 – 11. The participants learned how to form business ideas on Monday afternoon, followed by icebreakers and leadership on the CRI ropes course on campus.

“The youth learned the value of working together through fun and very challenging outdoor activities; they became better strategists and problem solvers. Through this intense two-week live-in agenda, they learned an assortment of life skills to improve and maintain good personal and professional lifestyles.” Rev. Williams continued, “Local chefs volunteered to teach them vital cooking skills, which they put into practice during the program.”

Participants visited the Department of Labor for the career skills assessment, toured Ogeechee Technical College to learn about their workforce development programs, toured local industry WL Plastics, visited the Office of Career and Professional Development at Georgia Southern, participated in physical training with soldiers at Fort Stewart, and got some air time at WTOC in Savannah.

Between all of the tours and visits, students were learning the ins and outs of starting a business. They conducted local research, learned the basics of 3D modeling and prototyping, and produced their own slide decks and elevator pitches.

A banquet was held on Monday, June 11, in which students pitched the businesses they worked on all week to a panel of judges and their families. Following the pitches, all participants received certificates of completion, and two students received high honors for being camp leaders. Congratulations to Joshua Johnson and Jadaya Alston for their leadership and to all participants for completing the YCCI-YEP program.

Rev. Williams also took the students on a trip to Texas later in the week, where they visited AT&T Stadium in Dallas, the new state of the art Toyota Manufacturer’s Headquarters, Six Flags Over Texas and Space Center in Houston.

Special thanks to all who helped make this possible through sponsorships, donations and volunteering! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Bi-Lo, Archie Simpson, Boro Takeout Express, Chef Stephen Minton, Crider Foods, Chic-Fil-A, Subway, Seni Alabi-Isama and The Smoque Pit, John Witherington, WTOC, Primos, Fort Stewart 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Curtis Williams, The Clubhouse, the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art for the Betty Bus, Gregory Thomas, Pita Pit, Donnie and Angela Alston, Spirit and Truth Worship Center.


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The Savannah Sigmas are proud to offer two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors in Chatham and Bulloch counties. One applicant will be selected from each county.

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YCCI BENEFIT EXTRAVAGANZA 2013 SAT JUNE 1ST 8AM - 2PM

May 30, 2013
 

BENEFIT DINNER & SHOW

May 17, 2013
BENEFIT DINNER & SHOW

 

BENEFIT DINNER & SHOW

May 17, 2013
Youth Career Camp Incorporated
Presents
1st Annual Benefit Dinner & Show

Tickets:
$12
Doors Open: 5:30 PM
Program Begins: 6:00 PM
Location:
Spirit & Truth Worship Center
63 East Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

May 19, 2012

Dinner includes
Pasta, Salad,
Bread, Dessert,
& Drink

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER!!!

March 5, 2013
FUNDRAISER AT APPLEBEE'S
MARCH 16, 2013
8AM - 10PM

Come enjoy all you can eat, hot off the grill pancake & sausage breakfast at Applebee's in Statesboro! All Proceeds will go to support YCCI. Meet participants and staff, learn more about YCC-2013.

The Statesboro Applebee's is located at:

804 US Highway 80 East
Statesboro
, GA 30461


 

YCC Benefit Service/Revival

May 17, 2012
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012

Time: 5:00pm

Location: New Beginning Christian Outreach Ministry, 24 Joe Kennedy Blvd. Statesboro, GA 30458

Youth Speaker: Minister Robert Wright and Minister Erica Smith

Proceeds will go directly to supporting YCC-2012 trip to Washington DC.


 

YCC - 2012

November 17, 2011
Register now for YCC - 2012. You can download the form from our registration tab, or pick up a copy from the recreation department in Statesboro at the Honey Bowen Building.

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