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Minority Male Success Initiative advisors, past advisors, and special guest at the Black History Month event. Read about it in this week's issue of Yourspace.

Volume 12, Issue 9

March 11 - 17, 2019

We Are Because They Were . . .

The Minority Male Mentoring Club organized a motivational and inspirational program to close Black History Month. Several outstanding citizens were recognized for their contributions to education and their leadership in the community including Ms. Ann Long, Ms. Jessie Marshall Keys, and Ms. Almetta Armstrong.

One of the highlights of the program was a presentation by Montgomery County Early College students who provided moving historical narratives of prominent African Americans. Their instructor, Ms. Pearle Pratt, was also recognized as Outstanding Community Leader by Montgomery County Early College.

Retired Minority Male Mentoring advisors, Harry Brower and Rev. Margo Gaddy, were recognized for their service to the community and their continued dedication to the Minority Male Mentoring program.

Special guest speaker, Troy Mayor Sherri Allgood, spoke of diversity and progress in the days ahead as evidenced by her being elected the first female mayor, as well as the first African American mayor of Troy.

A selection of music was performed by The Church Ladies, a group of seniors from the Highland, Troy, and Biscoe senior centers. A closing song was performed by Jamal Moore, President of the Minority Male Mentoring Club.

It is truly an inspiration to realize there are so many outstanding African American leaders in our community who continue to work for the advancement of Montgomery County.

Current Student Registration: March 11 - 22

Current Students! Meet with your advisor between March 11 and March 22 to determine your summer schedule.

Career and College Promise students: Your registration process begins at your high school. See your high school counselor for information.

Self Service will open for student registration on March 11. Students may view or print their registration forms through Self Service. Copies are also available in Student Services.

Payment may be made online through Self Service, or in person at the Business Office cashier's window (cash, check, credit/debit cards), or through the Nelnet payment plan. Deadline is April 30. Financial aid recipients: Please check your Self Service account for your financial aid status.

An Invitation from the Workforce Development Center . . .

Students and job seekers, please stop by the Workforce Development Center (Located next door to the volleyball court) to prepare for the upcoming Career Fair that will be held this Thursday, March 14th from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Our staff will help enhance your interview skills, update your resume, and let you know about all the career options that are currently available in the area. Additionally, we want to assist you in either creating or updating your profile in the NC Works database. Employers use the NC Works database to find qualified candidates to fill their positions.

Our office is open 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday. Mention you saw this announcement in Yourspace to be entered into a drawing!


Imagine thousands of candles lighting the night at West Montgomery High School! Luminaries and torches displaying the names of those remembered, honored, and appreciated will line the track at the relay event on Friday, May 17, 2019. If you would like to purchase luminaries or torches in honor or memory of a loved one's battle with cancer, stop by Shaquille Little's office in the CATS Lab or in the General Store to get a form. Deadline to purchase luminaries and torches is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Let's finish the fight!

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month and this year's theme is "Awareness + Action." What is "problem" gambling? It's an addiction, like alcoholism or drug addiction, that can compromise, disrupt or damage personal or professional lives. The main features are increasing preoccupation with gambling and the need to bet more money more often, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, and loss of control despite the negative consequences of gambling.

March 12 is Gambling Disorder Screening Day. Do you know how to tell if you, or someone you love has a gambling problem? We invite you to take the short, 4-question survey at the link below. (You are the only one who will see the results.) The results lead you to other resources that can help you, or a loved one, deal with issues related to problem gambling.

Yourspace will have more information on problem gambling and free resources throughout the month of March.

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