The Skills Center Collaborates with CareerSource & N-Touch News For Youth Economic Mobility Summit

On November 17th The Skills Center collaborated with CareerSource on how to garner the success of our youth. Sponsored by N-TOUCH News & Radio, the Conversation Series has two other talks lined up; The Education Equity Series on Nov. 30th and the Health Equity Series on December 14th.

Alicia Ojeda, Rhonda Flowers, Dr. Byron Clayton, Dr. Phildra Swagger, Dr. Sheron Brown, Kayetrenia Nichols, Dr. Marie Byrd, Mona Judge, Raquelle Hale, Dr. Bobbi Davis, Derek Watford, Celeste Roberts, Janine Ward and Lou Bramante.

The Youth Success Series was held at the 5508 with Dr. Byron Clayton, Senior Vice President. of CareerSource as lead. He is the Chief of Sector Partnerships for CareerSource Tampa Bay and is leading a project for United Way Suncoast to:

(a) research major factors that drive youth success,

(b) assess the landscape of youth success resources across a five-county region, and

(c) convene youth success leaders to identify opportunities and strategies to significantly increase impact.

The Conversation Series will continue on November 30th with Helios Education Foundation. It will be led by Braulio Colon, Vice President of Florida Student Success Initiative, the conversation will focus on low income and Black students. Data shows that increasing achievement rates for this distinct population is the most effective way to achieve equity in education for all students. Learn how Helios Education Foundation aims to accelerate the pace of change on this specific subpopulation.

Have you been sick lately? Probably not. Most of us have been watching our health for the past couple of years but sickness is beginning to creep back into the mainstream of society. When you are unhealthy, it shows in all facets of life. Come and listen to Dr. Sheron Brown, Executive Director. of TampaBay HealthCare Collaborative as she identifies and focuses in on strategies to eliminate the education and economic disparities that affect our youth, thus putting them in unhealthy circumstances. If you have a conversation on what’s best for our youth, then reach out to Celeste Roberts of the Skills Center, so that we can hear your thoughts and input. Perhaps your ideas can be implemented too.


Celeste Roberts contributed to this article.

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