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Archive for February 14th, 2011

Norita Horne, an employee of Robins Air Force Base, has been serving our nations government for 34 years. As an AFGE member of 9 years, WFP History is proud to feature her here on our AFGE Celebrates Black History blog!

Ms. Horne has made a difference in her Warner Robins, GA community by acting as the founder and CEO of her very own youth group, “STARS” (Successful Teens Achieving Right Solutions). Started in her living room in October 2005, STARS was founded as a way of providing resources and guidance for area youth.  Participants, both male and female ranging between the ages of 9 and 18, receive services such as tutoring, mentoring, counseling, in addition to workshops focusing on health, finance, family, interview skills, and a wide range of other topics. In addition to Ms. Horne assisting the youth, the youth of the STARS program assist the community though various philanthropic efforts.

We here at AFGE commend Norita Horne on here achievements. This type of effort exemplifies the type of kind people our members are and reflects those who have made black history before her. We wish her the best in the continuation of the STARS program and can’t wait to hear of her future accomplishments.

To learn more of the STARS program, visit them online at: www.successfulteens.net.

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Frederick Douglas Birthday

1957 – Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts’ bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites

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