homepage logo

GradNation Summit 2015

By Staff | May 29, 2015

Chelsey Moore, an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Jefferson County Council on Aging, received a $500 grant from West Virginia’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth, along with a $500 community match from American Public University to put together an event for local teens, ages 12-18, called “What’s Next?” GradNation Summit 2015.

The free event will be held at the Charles Town Boys and Girls Club at 334 North Lawrence Street, Charles Town on Saturday, June 6, from 1-7 .p.m. Participants will engage in activities that will help them with future mapping, team building and raise general awareness of the opportunities available in terms of college, trade schools and scholarships.

The students will ask themselves such questions as: “What do I want to do after high school?” “Am I ready to go to college directly after high school?” “Should I work before I attend college?” “What if college is not the answer for me? What can I do?”

The event has 50 spots available for Jefferson and Berkeley County teens. The event will raise awareness in the students about the importance of gaining education and planning their future while exposing them to the various options available through activities, games and hand-outs from local schools. Every child should know the choices that lie ahead and that they have a future.

Snacks and dinner will be provided for participants as well as music and more.

Parents should register their children at http://bit.ly/1zKHp02 by June 5th. Please contact Chelsey Moore at JCCOA_VISTA@frontier.com or Melanie Snyder at admin@potomacaudubon.org with further questions.