GED and life skills program in Flagler taking applications
The Road to Success is taking applications for the next semester that starts July 8. It is a free GED prep and life skills training program designed to help out-of-school youth ages 16-21 become members of the workforce.

Participants will receive GED prep and remediation, job readiness training, life skills workshops, mentoring, job coaching and college admissions assistance.

GED classes are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon with workshops on Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

The program is located in the George Washington Carver Center at 206 East Drain Street, Bunnell. The program is sponsored by: the Center for Business Excellence, Flagler Schools and George Washington Carver Foundation.

For more information, call Brian Willard, program manager at 386-437-8279.

Rance Allen
Rance Allen

Rance Allen to be guest at COGIC convocation

Gospel music legend and Grammy Award winner Bishop Rance Allen will appear at the annual Holy Convocation of the Church of God in Christ of East Central Florida, Inc. hosted by the Stellar Award Gospel music songwriter Bishop Samuel L. Butts.

This event will take place July 9-12 at the Plaza Resort and Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. This event is free and open to the public. Service times are nightly at 7 p.m. Seminars will be held daily, Wednesday through Friday at 10 a.m.

It is sponsored in part by AARP and the law firm of Rue, Ziffra and Caldwell, P.A.. There will be free AARP, Social Security, Medicare and caregiving seminars on Thursday and Friday during the conference at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Butts Miracle Temple COGIC at 386-252-8565 or visit the website at

Campbell among schools competing in Lots2Give Contest
Campbell Middle, Orange City Elementary and Woodward Avenue Elementary schools are competing in a national contest for a $20,000 grand prize in the Big Lots Lots2Give Program.
Each school submitted a video and brief essay explaining why their school is in need of financial support.

The winner will be selected by the public voting online for their favorite video. The school with the highest number of votes wins. To vote for a Volusia school, visit the Big Lots website at  Anyone can vote up to three times each day until Sunday, July 7.

Seabreeze’s Class of 1973 to reunite this month
A 40th reunion for Seabreeze Senior High’s Class of 1973 is scheduled for June 28-30. The event will be hosted by Sandra Sims-Strachan and Dr. Melinda Tanner-Hamilton.

The reunion will be held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N Atlantic Ave.

A happy hour is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28. On Saturday, June 29, a “School Spirit Beach Party” will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An “All White Brunch” will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 30.

For more information, contact Sims-Strachan at or Tanner-Hamilton at

Cosmetologists to help cancer patients ‘Look Good, Feel Better’
Women undergoing cancer treatments are invited to join Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center for “Look Good, Feel Better” on Monday, July 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. During this session, trained cosmetologists teach female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this group meets on the first Monday of every other month at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, located at 224 Memorial Medical Parkway in Daytona Beach.

Registration is required. Call 800-227-2345 to register.

Parents invited to Strengthening Families workshop at college
Daytona State College has scheduled a Strengthening Families Workshop for June 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The aim of the Strengthening Families workshop is to educate parents about the importance of protective factors such as parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need as well as social and emotional competence of children.

Participation is free and open to the public. Facilitators will be Corey Best and Maria Long.
The workshop will be held at the Daytona Beach campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Bergengren Hall (Building 110, Room 112).

To register, call 386-252-4277, ext. 316 or send email to no later than June 25.



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