4/20/20: As everyone continues to work at home and practice social distancing, the county staff of NC 4-H Empowering Youth and Family Program (EYFP) is thinking about those coworkers and partners they are unable to see in person. EYFP requires a great collaboration of volunteers, staff, local organizations, and the county’s community to make the program a success with families. A few counties decided to give thanks to some of those people that make the program such a success this week.
In Lee County, EYFP is celebrating their devoted facilitators. Gabrielle Dunlap, PA for Lee County EYFP, commends two of her partners in the program: Edward Mulnix and Ruby Sanchez. Ed has been with the program since the spring of 2019 when he started facilitating parent sessions, and he has facilitated every session since. He brings a lot of positivity to each session with his energy and jokes that help to create a fun, engaging environment. Ruby joined in the fall of 2019, hitting the ground running when she joined the program. Eager to learn, she taught families different tools to bring them together in a fun way. She is always ready to help and has a good spirit that everyone enjoys being around. Lee County EYFP wouldn’t be the same without the both of them.
In Pender County, EYFP Program Assistant Traci Spencer highlights the Community Partners for their program and the benefits they bring not only to EYFP, but to the whole community of Pender County. Some of the businesses which contribute support to Pender County EYFP include Paul’s Place, known for their famous hotdogs; Smart Start, providing excellent childcare; Piggly Wiggly, called “The Pig” by locals; and Bandana’s which provides meals for EYFP on a regular basis. Many local organizations donated to Pender County’s EYFP community event and also donated money, gifts, and products to various community programs. The program has benefited greatly from the contributions of these local businesses. All of Pender County EYFP, both participants and staff, wish to thank those companies and businesses for their continued support.
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