Road to Success (RTS) is a youth program that helps 16- to 24-year-olds who exited from high school earn their general education diploma (GED). It has been in existence since September 2012 and graduated 272 to date. For the current year, we are scheduled to serve 53 young adults. RTS is closing in on graduating 300 students overall.
The main component of the program is to assist students with their academics to gain their diploma; however, attention is also given to post-secondary educational opportunities, pre-employment and life training skills – including paid internships – that are beneficial to the success of the youth.
A fully successful graduate of the program not only earned their GED, but also is employed and/or enrolled in some type of postsecondary education or the military. We are a yearlong program that is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 1:00pm, with additional tutoring from 1:00pm to 3:00pm daily.
The program is located at the G.W. Carver Community center, in Bunnell. It is federally funded and sponsored by Career Source Flagler Volusia, the Carver foundation, and the Flagler County School Board. All participants must meet federal eligibility requirements. We are currently looking for worksites to place our youth with businesses, RTS pays their salary and workers compensation. Please follow the program on Instagram at roadtosuccessyouth and/or Facebook at Brian Willard RTS. Any individual within the age requirement interested should contact the Program Director, Brian Willard, at 437-8279 or [email protected]
Timothy Patrick Welch says
Looks like a great program.
Unfortunately our overextended Federal government is paying the bill. The long arm of the Federal government should not reach into education of our children.
herewegoagain . says
I have a contrary opinion ..
I also think this sounds like a great program ..
Seems to me that a High School Diploma or a GED is the minimum to get ahead in this world ..
The federal Government seems to waste sufficient money every year,
Why not use Federal monies to help young adults obtain their GED ?
I see it as a step in the road of life, and perhaps to success ..
I’m interested in learning more about this program ..