August Student of the Month
Young Black Intellectuals Forum
Jodesha Jordan, a Foundation Academy Senior, just completed an eight week program at the Ritz Theatre called The Young Black Intellectuals Forum. She was honored to have designed the awards invitation, and is pictured with her sketch rendering of Harriet Tubman. During the awards dinner she recited the poem below by Langston Hughes. Thank you to all the Foundation faculty and students who sponsored her participation in the program.
Youth Achievement in Technology
Jacksonville Job Corps student Leon P. Key III and Foundation Academy Alum (2006) was recognized by the North Florida Chapter of the E3 Business Group, Inc. for his outstanding efforts and contributions to the organization as an intern during the summer Youth Achievement in Technology program. The event, held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 spotlighted Leon for his service as an IT Technician providing computer repair and supervising the refurbishing of over 20 donated Dell computer systems. In addition he was lauded for his creation of an Ebay page for the chapter and overall professionalism. Anthony Butler, Executive Director and Founder of E3 (www.e3businessgroup.org) stated “In the 20 years I have mentored over 200 young people Leon is one of my top interns ever.” Check out www.jobcorpsnews.org for more information about this accomplished alum!