Future Successors to Host Youth Career and Business Expo

On Thursday, July 31, Future Successors will be hosting a Youth Career and Business Expo for ages 11 through 18 at the Carrie J. Mays Family Life Center in Augusta, Ga. The event, which will begin at 12:30 pm, will allow youth to network, fill out applications, prepare résumés and so much more! For those who missed the Young Christian CEO Leadership Conference that was held at Beulah Grove Baptist Church or for those who would like to partake in professional development activities, this event is for you.

Future Successors shares the viewpoints mentioned in Local Citizens Believe that Mentoring At-Risk Youth is the Best Procedure. For one, Future Successors’ mission is “to provide business education that also improves the quality of life in the city.” Future Successors also wants “to help curb violence and poverty, as well as promote healthy living and eating.”

The overall purpose of Future Successors is to help impact the lives of youth in the community.

American Red Cross of Augusta to Honor 18 Local Lifesaving Heroes

The American Red Cross of Augusta will honor 18 local men and women who have shown courage, kindness, and unselfish character by their acts of heroism at the third annual Heroes Breakfast on June 4. The event will be held at First Baptist Church, located at 3500 Walton Way Extension.

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Encouraging and Empowering You to Succed: AGC

Since 1998, AGC Training Center & Teacher Supply Store located at 592 Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta, Ga. has been encouraging and empowering people to excel.

Encouraging and Empowering You to Succed: AGC from Tynisha Ferguson on Vimeo.

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Thoughts on the Importance of Helping At-Risk Children

In response to the interview video and profile that I conducted in a previous article, “Profile: Dr. Lori Myles,” I didn’t receive any comments. However, this wasn’t very surprising since my video and article didn’t really provide any questions that would yield a response.

In addition to the interview that I conducted, I also asked for “Viewpoints on the best way to help an at-risk child,” on reddit.com and quora.com. Combined, my reddit and quora posts received a total of 7 upvotes and one down vote.

By posting my question on reddit and quora, I was able to increase the possibility of people seeing my question and I also received some helpful feedback.

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Impact of Helping At-Risk Youth Survey

Everyday a child becomes at-risk for something in the United States. What if you or your organization could do something to help that child? Would you? If you want to save just one child, I invite you to take the survey below so that you can provide me with some valuable feedback on how we can help improve an at-risk child’s life. By taking the survey below, you can help children who are suffering in silence due to side effects of being involved in child abuse, crimes of passion, substance abuse, or anything else that could be detrimental to their future.

Today, many of the children who are labeled as an at-risk child typically become high school dropouts or turn to a life a crime because they never received help that could have steered them in the right direction.

Be an advocate to help improve our society by recognizing the signs that a child may be at-risk.

Some of the signs include history of violent victimization, attention deficits, hyperactivity or learning disorders, and a history of early aggressive behavior. Other signs include involvement with drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.

Children who are exposured to violence and conflict in the family or who have a high level of family disruption and low levels of community participation are also at-risk.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in my survey. I really appreciated your responses. You can contact me via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or by leaving a comment on my website. Again, thank you for making the first step to improving our society. 

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Profile: Dr. Lori Myles

Dr. Lori Myles is a community servant with over 28 years of experience as an educator, community advocate, and fundraiser. She is also the president of the 100 Black Women of Augusta Chapter and during her time as president and before she has implemented many awareness programs for inner city youth and underprivileged women.

Dr. Myles’ Viewpoints on How to Help At-Risk Youth and Why It’s Important from Tynisha Ferguson on Vimeo.

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“Take me to the King: An Evening with Auriyan Tillman”

Take me to the King: An Evening with Auriyan Tillman” was hosted in Augusta, Ga. on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Proceeds benefited Auriyan Tillman, a seventh grade student from Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School who is aspiring to be a professional singer. The fundraiser was hosted to help Tillman raise funds for her Fine Arts trip to Carnegie Hall in N.Y. to perform.

In addition to Tillman performing songs, including “Hero” by Mariah Carey, “Yes, Yes,” and “Take me to the King,” and more, the Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Church’s praise dance team, Worship in Motion and gospel choir, Voices of Inspiration also performed for the audience. Graylen Bell and his friends performed selections as well.

(Augusta, Ga.) Visitors listening to Auriyan Tillman sing at the "Take me to the King" Benifits Fundraiser

(Augusta, Ga.) Visitors listening to Auriyan Tillman sing at the “Take me to the King” Benefits Fundraiser Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta, Ga.) Auriyan Tillman singing during her Benifits Fundraiser at Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta, Ga.) Auriyan Tillman singing during her Benifits Fundraiser at Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta, Ga.) Auriyan Tillman giving an emotional performance during the "Take me to the King" Benifits Fundraiser Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta, Ga.) Auriyan Tillman giving an emotional performance during the “Take me to the King” Benifits Fundraiser Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta, Ga.) Worship in Motion praise dance team from Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church dance for the audience at the "Take me to the King" Benifits Fundraiser Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Worship in Motion praise dance team from Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church dance for the audience at the “Take me to the King” Benefits Fundraiser Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta Ga.) Visitors watch as Ashley June praise dances to the song, 'Yes, Yes,' while Auriyan sings at the 'Take me to the King' Benifits Fundrasier Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta Ga.) Visitors watch as Ashley June praise dances to the song, ‘Yes, Yes,’ while Auriyan sings at the ‘Take me to the King’ Benifits Fundrasier Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta, Ga.) Worship in Motion praise dance team dancing during the "Take me to the King" Benifits Fundraiser at Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Worship in Motion praise dance team dancing during the “Take me to the King” Benifits Fundraiser at Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta, Ga.) Voices of Inspiration gospel choir preparing to sing selections during the "Take Me to the King" Benefits Fundraiser.

(Augusta, Ga.) Voices of Inspiration gospel choir preparing to sing selections during the “Take Me to the King” Benefits Fundraiser Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta Ga.) Auriyan Tillman, Seventh Grade Student from Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, performing 'Here' by Mariah Carey at the 'Take me to the King' Benifits Fundrasier Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta Ga.) Auriyan Tillman, Seventh Grade Student from Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, performing ‘Here’ by Mariah Carey at the ‘Take me to the King’ Benifits Fundrasier Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta, Ga.) "Take me to the King: An Evening with Auriyan Tillman" was hosted in Augusta, Ga. at Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Augusta, Ga. Proceeds benefited Auriyan Tillman's Fine Arts trip to Carnegie Hall Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

(Augusta, Ga.) “Take me to the King: An Evening with Auriyan Tillman” was hosted in Augusta, Ga. at Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Proceeds benefited Auriyan Tillman’s Fine Arts trip to Carnegie Hall Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson/Full Sail University

Seeking, Shaping, and Developing Youth: Young Christian CEO Leadership Conference

Beulah Grove Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. hosts many events during the summer months for youth. One event that is becoming an annual event is the Young Christian CEO Leadership Conference. This event is held for four days during the month of June and students are expected to learn valuable life-long skills. This summer, Beulah Grove Baptist church is hosting the Young Christian CEO Leadership Conference on June 16 through 20 at Beulah Grove Building of Opportunity.  The theme is going to be Faithful Leaders Aligning Minds, Efforts, and Strategies and the mission is going to be to Seek, Shape, and Develop.

For more information, visit bgcrcenter.org.

Photos from last year’s conference, June 10-14, 2013 can be seen below:

(Augusta, Ga.) Students designing business marketing materials Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students designing business marketing materials at the Young Christian CEO Conference Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Staff member monitoring students as they compile business plan elements Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Staff member monitoring students as they compile business plan elements Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

 

(Augusta, Ga.) Students participating in the “It Takes Two” Activity Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students participating in the “It Takes Two” Activity at the Young Christian CEO Leadership Conference Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

 

(Augusta, Ga.) Students and staff at the conference learning business start-up skills Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students and staff at the conference learning business start-up skills Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Teacher helping students with “Record Keeping” methods Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Teacher helping students with “Record Keeping” methods Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Student choosing a prize after winning a spin on the wheel Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Student choosing a prize after winning a spin on the wheel Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Student greeting teacher doing “Communication Etiquette” activity Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Student greeting teacher doing “Communication Etiquette” activity Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students learning active listening skills by watching demonstrations Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students learning active listening skills by watching demonstrations Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students waiting in line for a chance to spin the prize wheel Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students waiting in line for a chance to spin the prize wheel Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students planning their business skits Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students planning their business skits at the Young Christian CEO Leadership Conference Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Young CEO’s of their business marketing their business skits Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Young CEO’s of their business marketing their business skits at the Young Christian CEO Leadership Conference Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students learning organization and management skills Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students learning organization and management skills at the Young Christian CEO Leadership Conference Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students learning the value of teamwork Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson

(Augusta, Ga.) Students learning the value of teamwork at the Young Christian CEO Leadership Conference Photo by: Tynisha Ferguson