Monday, April 13, 2009
Hello everybody!!! It's Jasmine, Urban Youth Action's Assistant Youth Staff Director. I decided that it's time for me to blog about my thoughts. It's April....springtime is here.....school is almost over....and summer is right around the corner. Sounds good right? Well yes it does sound good but springtime also brings about a funny disease for high schoolers....Senoritis anybody? Being a senior myself, I know how it feels to be ready to graduate and move on to the next chapter of my life. We as seniors have to realize that this time in our lives is very crucial. We can't give up and get lazy. I mean 12 years of school.....we've come a long way to just give up now. Right? I think so. Whether we choose to go to college, trade school, business school, or just enter the workforce we still have to work hard. I just would say to my seniors that we can do this, we're going to be great professionals and people in this world. Parents, family, peers, friends, whoever....support us. You can never have too much support. Talk, call, text, e-mail, just be open to us so that we can come to you with any concerns. This is Jasmine's advice to you and yours.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Hello everyone,My name is Bakari Thompson and I am the Youth Staff Director for the 2008-2009 school year. I attend Northside Urban Pathways Charter High School where I am a senior. For the fall of 2009 I plan to attend North Carolina A&T State University and major in chemistry. One of my future goals is to become a neurosurgeon. I do have big goals and to achieve them requires many things, amongst them leadership qualities. Here at UYA I exercise my leadership skills, not only through my job title but also in session, and academic enrichment session. I always ask questions, stay awake, pay close attention, introduce myself to guest, and other things that leaders automatically do. I define leadership as setting an example to others, stepping outside the box (the norm) and doing things creatively and respectfully. Here at UYA to be a leader is to follow the rules, to be self-disciplined, to be innovative, to make an impact, to be friendly and network, the list could go on. Leaders do not become leaders for others to see that they are leaders, but for self fulfillment. Leaders naturally want to break the cycle and step up to the plate when no one else will. Leaders naturally support others when needed and leaders are sometimes unaware that they helped someone or made a difference in the lives of others because they enjoy being leaders. The best thing a leader can do is not ask for anything in return for their job well done or their favors. Being a leader is not always easy, you have to set your mind right to be able to handle things correctly.And I ask you today to assess yourself to see how great of a leader you are. What qualities do you have that make you a leader? How can you become one? Do you expect anything in return for what you did? If you aren’t a leader what can you do to become one? And lastly, If you are a leader already what are some things that you need to improve to make you even a better leader?
Posted by Urban Youth Action, Inc. at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Hello everybody!!!!! Let me introduce myself, I'm Jasmine Belton, the Assistant Youth Director here at Urban Youth Action, and I also work on in the Public Relations Department. The great opportunity was given to me to begin Urban Youth Action's blog, I'm so greatful. Urban Youth Action has so many great things going on and they should be spotlighted. Urban Youth Action's main goal is to prepare youth to be work ready, life prepared, and community minded. Isn't that just wonderful? How many other programs can say that is their main goal? That's why Urban Youth Action is such a wonderful program to be in. I'm so glad that I have the chance to be in this program and work here. There's just so much information about Urban Youth Action, I can't fit it in this first blog; that's why there will be many more to come. What else would you like to know (Make sure it's appropriate). I'm ready and open to answer all your questions. Yours Truly, Jasmine
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