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Club hears from poultry executive

Group an outreach of Mentor Me

POSTED: April 23, 2013 4:30 p.m.
For the Forsyth County News/

Angela Bradach, Tyson Foods plant manager, addresses students during a recent Kick It Up Club meeting at North Forsyth High School.

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A local poultry executive recently challenged students to focus on education in order to reach their full potential in life.

Angela Bradach, plant manager at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Cumming, addressed a meeting of North Forsyth High School’s Kick It Up Club, an outreach of Mentor Me North Georgia.

According to information from Mentor Me, Bradach told the students that it’s not too early to understand the difference between school and the real world, and that it’s time to consider their future.

“It’s particularly important to work hard on math and language skills,” she said. “Math and language are the critical building blocks that form the foundation for your future, regardless of what profession you choose.”

Also during her presentation, Bradach explained the production and processing of chickens, from eggs to final packaging, along with her responsibilities as plant manager.

“We have 1,100 dedicated team members and their welfare and safety is always my responsibility,” she said.

“Another goal of Tyson Food is to be a good neighbor. In addition to providing 1,100 jobs for the local area, we help support many local organizations … and Tyson emphasizes environmental stewardship for our natural resources.”

Sylvia Cardona, executive director of Mentor Me, said the Kick It Up Clubs and the organization’s other programs seek to provide a range of educational opportunities for students.

“It’s important for all students to have the opportunity to meet and learn from a variety of professionals from our community,” she said in a statement. “Their experience and support means a lot.”

The Kick It Up Clubs were developed in collaboration with the Forsyth County school system, Community Connection and Leadership Forsyth to support middle and high school students en route to graduation. They are offered at several county middle and high schools.

Mentor Me also provides after-school work home tutoring in several schools, and traditional one-on-one mentoring relationships between adult volunteers and children between the ages of 6 and 17.

 

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