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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.


Scholarship Announcement!

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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YCC - 2011 Banquet

June 22, 2011
YCC - 2011 Banquet will be held at RJ's Seafood and Steak at 5:30 pm. We ask that all the members who attended YCC - 2011 please come.
 

YCC- 2011 Went to Orlando!

June 22, 2011
The members of YCC - 2011 went to Orlando, Florida. They visited EA Sports Company and also went to Magic Kingdom in Disney World.
 

YCCI

June 4, 2011

The First day of YCC is to be scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2011 from 8am - 5pm. All YCCI participants need to be here no later than 7:45 am. Get here bright and early!

 

YCCI Registration Deadline Has Ended

June 4, 2011
Registration ended on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 5 p. No more registrations will be accepted at this time.
 

Fundraiser in front of Walmart

May 13, 2011
There will be a fundraiser in front of Wal- Mart May 14, 2011 . It will be held from 8am - 4pm.
 

April 30, 2011:Chicken & Fish Dinner

April 14, 2011
Tickets will be handed out at tonight's meeting. The dinner will be April 30, 2011.
 

YCC- 2011

April 12, 2011
YCC -2011 WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011 THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011. REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011. MAKE SURE THEY NOTARIZED BY A PUBLIC NOTARY.
 

YCC PROGRAM ORIENTATION

April 12, 2011
Program Orientation will be held at 10:00am on June 4, 2011 at New Beginning Christian Outreach Ministry Statesboro, GA.

PARENTS AND PARTICIPATING YOUTH MUST ATTEND ORIENTATION BEFORE YOUTH CAN PARTICIPATE IN YCC - 2011.
 

YCC 2010 ended!!

July 19, 2010
YCC 2010 has come to an end!!!! But you can always register early for  next year!!!! call 9128717395 for more information!
 

Orientation For YCC-2010

July 11, 2010

The orientation for YCC-2010 is scheduled for Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Mount Zion Outreach Center, located at

24 Joe Kennedy Blvd. Suite 13
Statesboro, GA. 30458

All registered participants and parent/guardians are required to attend. 

The orientation is given by Pastor Wayne L. Williams, will last approximately one hour, and will cover: Rules and standards; Special requirements; daily schedule; what to expect; form verification; student photos will be taken for ID badges; and question & answer session.

To participate in YCC, the student and one parent/guardian must go through the orientation together. There are no make up ddays for the orientation.