Training & Professional Development - CCYDC stands ready to assist your team with the creation and facilitation of content, developing training plans for your organization and providing innovative training and professional development opportunities to grow your team.
Consulting & Event Management – CCYDC understands that organizations sometimes need short term assistance with critical projects or events. Let us assist you with your special project, conference, or retreat. Our team has vast experience in a wealth of different areas. Let us know how we can help.
Mentoring & Coaching– CCYDC knows that 'no one makes it anywhere on their own' and it benefits those who take our futures seriously to have a mentor/coach to help us reach our goals. Our mentees have gone on to do great things because they had the knowledge, support and experience of a mentor.
College Success & Volunteer Service – CCYDC college success participants have earned the United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award, the Congressional Award, Governors Award, Prudential Awards, tons of scholarships, opportunities to present at conferences and join boards that have offered great exposure. Yes, getting noticed as a high school student is hard, but not impossible. We'll show you how.
Keynote – The perfect opening or closing keynote speakers will be the highlight of any event. Our Founder/Executive Director would love to serve in this capacity! Often touted as a “high energy- thought provoking - agent of change”, she has provided her expertise in working with youth at numerous conferences and round-tables events across the country including the National Board of Governors. Mrs. DeBoles-Johnson is a contributing author, co-convener of the North Florida African American Healthy Marriage Initiative, OJJDP National Training Consultant and the creator of All About Girls (2004), an empowerment conference for females which has been replicated in Georgia. Contact CCYDC today for your next event!
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Paula DeBoles-Johnson, MPA, CCM has a well-known and distinguished 30-year career in the public and private sectors, on both statewide and national levels. Currently, Paula serves in dual capacities as the Employee Engagement and Performance Manager with Leon County Government – where she is responsible for fueling the engagement and performance of Leon County employees, to improve performance and productivity. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Capital City Youth Development Corporation (CCYDC) – a local nonprofit established in 2003 to ensure the well-being of youth, adults and seniors through education, community service, training and an annual conference called "ALL ABOUT GIRLS".
Prior to Paula’s work with Leon County Government she served as an AmeriCorps Program Manager for the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Volunteer Florida) – a state commission responsible for managing $32 million in funding for national service programs in Florida.
As a national trainer, presenter, and coach - Paula has provided her expertise to numerous organizations to include the National Governors Association, Administration for Children and Family Services, the Corporation for National and Community Service, Hillsborough Education Foundation and Tallahassee Community College to name a few. Her D&I, conflict resolution, leadership, mental health awareness, community engagement and professional development workshops continue to be requested by organizations locally and nationwide. She has been featured numerous times in several mediums including radio, television, and print.
Ms. DeBoles-Johnson has committed her time and talents to several nonprofit organizations in Tallahassee. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including the United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Tallahassee Democrat’s 25 Women You Need to Know, Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award, Tallahassee Community College Women’s History Month awardee, the Oasis Center for Women & Girls-Trailblazer Award, Where Are My Sistas (WAMS) Phenomenal Woman Award, Florida Commission on the Status of Women-Spirit of Community Awardee and America’s Service Commission Innovation Award finalist, because of her longstanding commitment to service.
Paula is married to her college sweetheart Capt. David L. Johnson (Ret.). The couple have two adult children: Zemoria and Zenani who are already phenomenal change agents within their communities! She lives by the philosophy that, “nothing that you ever do for children is wasted!”
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CCYDC believes in training and success coaching over a predetermined period of time, with a focus on improving academics, economic stability, civic engagement, and physical/emotional well-being.