Crisis Center Benefits from Student Talent Show
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s Suicide Prevention Service benefitted from an April 23 talent show at Plant High School in South Tampa. For the second year in a row, Emily Surak organized the Be the Voice of Hope event. The show was put on entirely by students, many of whom wanted to be involved because of their own personal experiences related to mental health. Emily is preparing undergraduates to take over the event to ensure that the show will go on after she graduates this spring.
Red Vests Move On
The old red vests of Travelers Aid of the Inland Empire were recently donated to the Ontario area Salvation Army. The Travelers Aid volunteers at Ontario International Airport last month were presented with new navy blue uniforms. In other news, Travelers Aid assisted the USO in feeding more than 1,000 Marines passing through the airport on May 17.
Dulles Interns Take the Next Step
On May 29, the staff of Travelers Aid/Dulles Airport attended program graduation ceremonies for their interns from nearby Chantilly High School. The students are part of the Secondary Transition to Employment program for students with disabilities. The interns develop instructional, community and employment skills as well as expand their exposure to the communities in which they live.