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    November 8, 2014 by admin

    North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University’s Movement of Youth site, led by Site Director David Reavis, has a new project in the works.

     

    The A&T MOY site is partnering with GPS, a North Carolina distributor of industrial use materials. David says that Movement of Youth executive director Atrayus Goode introduced him to the CEO of GPS, Antonio Wallace. He had an opportunity to connect with Wallace and discuss opportunities for growth of the program, as well as a partnership with the company. Ultimately, this partnership will provide the students with the opportunity to learn about the industry, as well as potentially lead to internship opportunities that the students can apply to in their respective fields of interest.

     

    As an engineering major, David understands the importance of exposing students to careers in STEM. He says that, through the partnership, he expects the A&T MOY site to grow. “Ideally we want to see the opportunity thrive and enable both Movement of Youth and GPS to develop. There’s a need for youthful insight within the company, and a need for our students to be exposed to a professional working environment. This could be an excellent marriage,” said Reeves.

     

    Moving forward, A&T’s Movement of Youth site will be looking to launch in the spring with it’s first group of mentors. David says that the members of the new site are excited to become part of the movement, and not only change the lives of the mentees, but to ensure equal opportunity for growth of the mentors as well.

     

    “I believe in the power of the program, and wish to facilitate exposure to a professional etiquette, present opportunities for professional development, and plant a networking seed they can continue to expound upon post graduation. More specifically, I would like to include resume workshops, a professional dress fashion show, dining etiquette sessions, money management workshops, useful tools to success workshops, keynote conferences, and, most importantly, make the entire experience enjoyable for students and parents!” – MOY Site Director, David Reeves

    The A&T Movement of Youth site has a lot of big plans on the horizon. We are more than excited to welcome them to the MOY family!