Veteran Journalist Beverly Mahone Will Keynote Youth Summit

ACE2Veteran journalist and best selling author Beverly Mahone will be the Keynote Speaker for the Durham Youth Work Internship Program Summit.  Her presentation is titled:  I’m All About that A.C.E…. A great ATTITUDE + good COMMUNICATION skills = EXCELLENCE.

Beverly says she is honored to be given the opportunity to impart some of her wisdom to day’s youth.  “I know times have changed but I also know the skills required to be considered for a job when I was growing up, more than 30 years ago, haven’t changed.”  Beverly will share some do’s and don’ts with the teens about interviewing and how to prepare for it.

Youth, ages 14 to 21, and their parents are invited to attend this free event to explore and learn about various careers, community resources and educational opportunities.  Participants will also interact with businesses at the Career Fair, and they will have an opportunity to participate in workshops around three topics: Social Media, the Gaming Industry, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) careers.

Youth can win prizes, including a PlayStation 4, an HP laptop computer and a pair of Beats headphones.

Local businesses are invited to an orientation session where they will receive information on becoming a worksite for youth and hear from other businesses with experience working with the Durham YouthWork Internship Program.

The day-long event, which begins at 9:30 am, will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, 800 Clayton Road in Durham, NC.

For more information about the 2015 Durham Youth Summit, contact Employment Program Coordinator James Dickens with the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development at (919) 560-4965, ext. 15217 or by email to

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