June 10, 2017, twelve participants gathered at the Brigs at the Park restaurant in Durham, NC to kick off the summer in a positive way and to introduce the Preciouss Timess Life Enrichment Program (PrecioussTimess.weebly.com). Students and parents from communities all over North Carolina enjoyed good food, fellowship and great conversation. The group tackled anonymous questions that were posed by the group. Parents listened intently while the youth spoke. Parents learned from the youth and the youth learned from the parents. In the end the group shared how they enjoyed the engaging and dynamic conversation; some even shared how they felt motivated to change things for the better in their lives. Later in July, a Family and Friends Lunch gathering was held at the Randy’s Pizza in Durham, NC. This lunch provided an opportunity for youth ages 15-18, a safe and supervised environment to participate in dialogue involving career development, entrepreneurship, college readiness and hospitality management. It is essential for youth to be exposed to positive reinforcement and encouraging environments during the summer months. If you missed the “3 B’s: Building Positive Relationships Seminar”, which was held at the Panera Bread at the South Pointe Mall in Durham, NC, remember to check the website and complete contact information for updates on the next one! I provide pointers and tips to building positive relationships and also The RCD Theory (Reflect, Correct, and Direct Theory). Guests also openly shared their personal experiences, resources and knowledge. Educators, mental health professionals and students with various backgrounds all agreed, “One thing that I would like to do before graduating from high school is to be exposed to more options available in life.” Continued efforts are being made to provide youth and young adults with positive experiences; more exposure, options and opportunities. Also, I created Selfless Saturday in support of my mission to TRULY help people by eliminating the middle man, perishable and nonperishable items were collected and donated to a local community church, such as Great Faith Baptist Church, also located in Durham, NC and other community nonprofit organizations. If you are in need of more information, or would like to donate or volunteer my please feel free to contact me @ Precioustimesjc@gmail.com. I would like to thank everyone who supports the mission and the vision and also everyone who participated and volunteered this summer. Help People. Joy Chiles, M.S.