The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.
Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register.
For the past three years, Communities in Schools (CIS) has been reaching out to the Spanish speaking community with tools to help parents build parenting, life and family skills.
“Working with an interpreter, we follow The Incredible Years program, which we use in the English classes,” explains Courtney Milliken, parenting educator. “The participants discuss topics such as praise, limit setting, and when to ignore misbehavior. Role-playing and interactive games make the lessons fun and easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations.”
Bryson Kiser Harllee, son of Elizabeth and Bryant Harllee, represented South Brunswick High School at the North Carolina East site of the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar presented by the Raleigh Jaycees on the campus of NCSU June 11-13, joining 150 other young leaders representing 132 high schools in eastern North Carolina.
Family and friends gathered at Lincoln and Supply Elementary schools on May 27 to congratulate the last graduating classes of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) run by Communities in Schools (CIS).
For six years, students have had access to additional tutoring after school as part of the program that provided free academic assistance to Level I and Level II students based upon End-of-Grade tests, not financial need. The program ended when grant funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction ran out.
Sunset Slush of Atlantic Beach will now serve the Crystal Coast region, including Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Swansboro and other areas of Carteret and Onslow Counties.
Stephen Saia and Catherine Saia, founders of Sunset Slush of Ocean Isle Beach of North Carolina, are excited about this area since they participated in a chamber of commerce expo in May and the product was well received by all attendees, they said.