Fun Run and 5k

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Many thanks to so many who helped us today during our Inaugural Super Heroes 5K & FunRun!! So many winners, volunteers, over 130 runners! Thank you all!! University Academy Margaret K. Lewis Exceptional School Rob Delaney, Bill Kinsaul, Jill Boykin, Patrick Aaron Boykin, Doris Hast, Mathew Hill, Maggie Wattenbarger, Don Sirmons, Nathan Creel, Kohl’s Mary Lou Scott-Sersch, and Gulf Coast State College.

Employment Highlight 4.20.17

Your future employee recently graduated from Chautauqua Learn and Serve. This person is kind, well groomed, conscientious and reliable. They would like to work as a store clerk or greeter. This person has volunteered extensively, works well with others and can begin working immediately. Will you give this person a chance???

Great Good Friday!

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From having the BEST volunteer & Easter Bunny in the world, MS Hannah Ginn, making goodies for our staff & clients, Shay Barnes Catrett & staff from Bay Solutions & Whispering Palms providing an Easter egg hunt for our clients, an awesome visit with Commissioner Robert Carroll and wrapping up with dental hygiene training from the BEST interns, Cecilia Weld & Jennifer Wright from Gulf Coast State College all in one day! YES, it was and is a “GOOD FRIDAY!”

Employment Highlight 4.12.17

Your future employee has an AS degree from GCSC in Computer Programming and Analysis coupled with over ten years working with computers. He would like an entry level job in accounting, data entry or computer programming to gain experience. He is reliable, bright, diligent, easy to get along with, loyal and pays great attention to detail. He would make a great addition to any team and is eligible for OJT, a program that provides an incentive for employers who hire St. Andrew Bay Center clients.

SABC Update

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Many thanks to TRANE Air Conditioner donation and Peaden installation donation! The unit is installed and working like a champ! Another positive & important impact, with the efficiency of this new unit, will help us on the power bill as well. Thank you so much for your awesome support!!

Special Education Week

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When you have a “normal” child, who meets developmental benchmarks as expected, you are happy. When he or she gets good grades (and you share that they made the honor roll on your Facebook page) you’re happy. When your child does as he/she is told, you are happy. It is a “normal” joy, because, of course, it is his/her duty.
BUT- when you have a kid with some limitations, with each learning and small success, you pulsate and vibrate as if you had won a championship, because they have. I would like to ask you a great favor on an important subject:
It is Special Education week, not only for children with Down syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD or ADD, but also for kids/teens with special needs; those who struggle every day to succeed, who battle disorders or learning issues over which they may have no control, and those who help them progress to various achievements and independence.
It would be great to teach our children to be kind and to accept all their classmates. Kids with special needs want what every kid wants: to be accepted! And they suffer greatly when they are rejected or mocked.

Employment Highlight 4.4.17

Your future employee is an outgoing and caring individual who desires a position working with others. This person has many years’ experience in both the caregiving and hospitality industries and is interested in working as a hostess/greeter in a restaurant atmosphere; or would be just as comfortable providing sitter or respite care to persons in need of such services. This person is interested in part time work and is available to begin working immediately and also has their own transportation and a valid FL Driver’s license.

Employment Highlight 3.29.17

Your future employee is a single dad with a stable work history. He is friendly, reliable and was once a CNA. He would like to work as a host, as a caretaker or somewhere that he has contact with the public. He is organized, conscientious and meticulous and loves to serve others. He would make a great addition to any team and is eligible for OJT, a program that provides an incentive for employers who hire our clients.

Employment Highlight 3.22.17

Your future employee is a young man who graduated from FSU. He is looking for a job with an advertising/graphic arts company where he can utilize his education, skills and love of graphic arts. He is skilled in Microsoft Office, Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. He is also proficient in 3D printing, Maya, Unity, Tinker Cad, Blender and SketchUp. Extended: HTML, Komodo, JavaScript, C++, Visual Basic and Visual Studio. He has recently received on the job training with an advertising company where he has also learned to take customer orders and turn them into desired products. He is reliable and enthusiastic about his work and would love to work for YOU!!Your future employee is an engaging and kind young man who has a long history of steady employment with exemplary attendance and commitment to excellence. He has numerous skills in the areas of custodial services, kitchen utilities and gardening. His goal is to work for a company where benefits are available and a long term commitment is possible. He is warm, engaging and loves working with the public. He is willing to perform outside maintenance as well as inside custodial or customer service.
Your future employee is a young man with a degree from GCSC currently attending Florida State University. He is very interested in working in broadcasting and, in fact, did an internship at a local TV station while in high school. The first thing he does when he gets up in the morning is check the news. He loves to read, watches the news diligently, the Weather Channel and the History Channel. He is reliable and responsible as evidenced by the fact that he has worked at his current job for the past eight years. He is punctual, kind, responsible, conscientious and hardworking and would make a great addition to any team. He has reliable transportation and a clean driving record.St.Andrew Bay Center Employment Success
Your future employee has an AS degree from GCSC in computer programming. He has worked at his current job for the past three years but would really like something in his field, either data entry or accounting. He is bright, loyal, easy to get along with, diligent and has an eye for detail. He has reliable transportation and a clean driving record. Would you give him a chance in your company?

Thank You All for Participating in Raffle

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Congratulations to Brandon Finsterbush, for winning the Condo raffle. He Won a 4Day/3Night Seachase Condo Weekend Getaway & (4) $25 Dave & Busters Power Cards, a total value of $1,000.00! From our 230 clients at St. Andrew Bay Center, we say “THANK YOU!!” for making a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs!!! Thank you Eric Myers for getting the condo donated and making this a very successful fundraiser and Rose Tortorici for the Power Cards from Dave & Busters. And a special thanks to all who purchased a raffle ticket.
The raffle We raised $2560 with around $150 in printing cost, so a pretty successful event!!
Many thanks to each of you who helped make this event a success!!

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