Workshop Schedule Announced, Fair Tomorrow!

We hope everyone is excited for the Fair tomorrow!  If you’re trying to plan what time to come, take a look at our schedule of workshops and training sessions below.  We have an amazing cast of experts in a number of fields who will be leading 15-minute mini-sessions to help you discover your path, new possibilities, and how to live on a budget.

3:45pm Network Marketing in a Cooperative and Non-competitive Environment
Signe & Bob Foxworth, entrepreneurs
We will discuss the difference between hourly labor and how working as a team benefits all.

4:15pm Life & Choices: Don’t Get it Twisted! A Personal Testimony
GMAN Talking, George Galbreath
George Galbreath will share his personal experiences of turning his life around and will talk about how your everyday choices can affect your whole life.

4:45pm Green Jobs: Jumpstarting a Slumping Economy
Michelle Kennedy, Four Branches Green Building Supply Center
Learn the story of how we started our own green business and why this is important in today’s economy.

5:15pm Taking different paths to finding the job you love
Aretha Pugh-Robinson, Rasheem Pugh, Sherri Brown
Representing people with cool jobs, education, and inspiration, we will talk about why we are here and different options for finding the path that is right for you.

5:45pm Is someone stealing your wages? (English)
6:00pm ?Alguien está robando tu salario? (Español)
Eric Jonas, FaithAction International House
In a recession, more employees are victims of wage theft and abuse by their employers. Learn about labor rights and where you can go for help.

6:15pm Managing Your Money Carefully  (English)
6:30pm Como Administrar su Dinero con Prudencia (Español)
Rogelio Nava, Family Services of the Piedmont
Learn tips for how to budget and manage your money carefully in tough economic times and learn where to get more resources for this.


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See Our Planning Manual

Excited by the prospect of the Alternatives Fair?  Can’t make it to Greensboro, or think your own community would benefit from having an alternatives fair?  If you have some clever, creative ideas of your own on how to make a life after high school, then you can plan your own alternatives fair!  The AFSC Area Office of the Carolinas is releasing the manual we used to plan the fair this year and last, and hope that others (like you!) will spread the creativity far and wide.  We think everyone benefits when more people are aware of their opportunities.  So check out our manual, and take charge of your own fair!

The manual describes how we planned this fair.  It has information on the partnerships we’ve formed, the steps we’ve taken, the timeline we used to plan everything, and other resources like sample press releases.  You can adapt this material for your own organization.

Take Charge of Your Future: Final Report and Planning Manual (warning: pdf link is quite large!  92 mb)

Want to Participate?

Please fill out the form linked below to set up a table or provide a workshop at this year’s fair!

2010 Alternatives Fair Location and Directions

The following websites can help you join us with turn by turn directions!

Alternatives Fair 2010 Announced!

The 2010 Alternatives Fair, the second annual, now has a date and time.  All th details are below.  Check this space often for more information as we have it.  We hope to see you there!

Date: Friday, April 9th, 2010
Time: 3:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Greensboro Central Library, 219 N. Church St., Downtown Greensboro, NC
Admission: Free!

Want to get in touch with us?  Contact Jessica Langley at AFSC by e-mail at jlangley -at-, or call our office at 336.854.0633.  We’re still looking for vendors (employers and people with ideas for alternative post-high school plans).