Last week, it was reported that KRA, which operates multi-site One-Stop Centers for Adult, Dislocated, and Youth Workers in the Waccamaw Region of South Carolina, was a major sponsor-supporter of the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) founded and sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC). Rusty Gaskins, KRA Business Services Representative, and key member of the YLA Procurement Committee, as well as several other KRA staff, volunteered in many ways to make the 6th annual YLA a success. After the conference, Gaskins received a thank-you note from Diana D. Greene, the Executive Vice President of the MBACC, the text of which is presented below. All of KRA is proud of the community spirit exhibited by its Waccamaw Region employees, and the support they continually provide to partner-organizations and local events.
“Rusty, I just wanted to touch base and tell you how much I truly appreciate the involvement by KRA in the Youth Leadership Academy. Not only did we appreciate your sponsorship of the event, but the fact that so many of your staffers came out and served as facilitators was amazing. This year we were able to host 439 young adults from 30 different schools throughout the NESA region. It was our largest group yet! Of course, I can thank you and your Leadership Grand Strand classmates for making the day such a success! I also just want to thank you for how involved you have been with LGS. You are really the glue that keeps the group together and pushes them to continue to get to know each other better and form those long-term bonds that LGS is so well known for. Having participants in the class like you is what keeps us putting it all together each and every year. Last, thanks for being a great chamber member and participant. It means so much to have you taking part in our activities, committees and events. You truly represent your organization well. Please let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you. All the Best, Diana D. Greene, Executive Vice President Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.”