Congratulations to YouthBuild’s Director of Organizational Advancement, Alicia Lenard, who will be honored tonight as one of McLean County’s 20 Under 40. This award recognizes young professionals who excel in their career, are passionate about the community, and are making a mark in Central Illinois.
On behalf of the students, staff, and friends of YouthBuild McLean County – We appreciate you, Alicia!
YouthBuild takes the safety of our students and staff very seriously, but we also consider it our responsibility to be well-trained lay responders ready to help anyone in need.
In addition to demonstrating an understanding of the treatment for cold and heat related illnesses, fractures, burns, choking, and seizures, students also had to perform 1-man CPR uninterrupted for 2 minutes straight. Gnarles Barkley’s Crazy helped us get down the rhythm and some cheering on by staff helped us keep going when the music stopped and we waited for the simulated EMS to show up.
Congratulations YouthBuild! Keep those skilled honed.
“I am somebody. I was somebody when I came. I’ll be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful, and I am strong. I deserve the education that I get here. I hate things to do, people to impress, and places to go.” Rita Pierson
Watch Ms. Pierson’s full TED Talk here.
Have a great Friday everyone!
Calling all young people! Are you 16-21, live in the Unit 5 School District, and want to complete your high school diploma while getting ready for college or the workforce?
Join us at an orientation session all THIS WEEK at 10:00am or 2:00pm at 360 Wylie Drive. Bring with you:
Social Security Card
Link/Medical Card (if you have one)
$25 application fee
If you need help obtaining any of these things, come see us at orientation and we’ll point you in the right direction.
For more information or to schedule your orientation call 309-454-3898.
See you there!
We’ve drawn a winner for our paving stone raffle at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival. Congratulations to ticket number 28 and Beth!
YouthBuild raised $53, enough to help 5 of our recent graduates get off to college kits.
If you didn’t win and are still interested in ordering an item from the wonderful artist, Aimee Faller, who made this possible, visit www.etsy.com/shop/forminflux