GLEAMNS GEMS Program "End of Summer" Celebration
Group photo of staff and students of the 2018 GLEAMNS GEMS program (includes Youth Leadership students).
This year, the GLEAMNS Youth Leadership Program partnered with the GLEAMNS GEMS Program (formerly known as the GLEAMNS Summer Career Exploration Program) in efforts to expand summer job training opportunities to students. Seven YLP students were dual-enrolled in the GEMS Program, which overall consisted of twenty-five Greenwood students from ages 15-17. The program began on June 11, 2018, and for six weeks, the youth were given the opportunity to explore different career areas, earn money, gain employability skills, and get insight on preparing for higher education.
Group of students presenting their experiences during the GEMS Celebration event.
On July 25, 2018, the GEMS Program ended with an "End of Summer" Celebration, where students shared their program experiences. Depending on their particular work assignments, students conducted their presentations during the following categories: Customer Service, Community Engagement, Education, and Medical. Overall, this six-week collaboration between YLP and the GEMS program helped students gain valuable experience regarding the workforce and even higher education. Students were equipped with the tools they need to be self-sufficient, productive citizens in their community.
YLP student Kalib Carolina (right) conversing with fellow GEMS student.
Students fellowshipping at the end of the celebration. From left to right - YLP's Zyesha Martin; GEMS student; YLP's Arie Cannady; and YLP's Sherrell Drake.
YLP students smiling for photo. From left to right - Mariah Lockhart, India Rice, and Michaela White.
July 2018 Highlights include: Youth Leadership Institute, GEMS Program "End of Summer" Celebration