News to Use Podcast Transcript: Feb 23, 2011
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Feb. 23, 2011. Coming up, learn how to use the library in your job search, get free tax filing assistance, learn about National Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month and how you can volunteer to help serve free and reduced price meals for needy children during the summer. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
Do you know someone who’s ready for a career change or looking for a new job? A great place to start is the Fairfax County Library’s virtual career center. Find tools and information for every stage of the job hunt including a questionnaire that helps match people to the right job; tips for interviewing; résumé writing; and more.
The Department of Family Services’ Northern Virginia CASH Campaign offers free tax filing assistance to individuals and families who earned less than $49,000 in 2010. IRS certified volunteers will ensure you receive the maximum tax refund and help determine if you are eligible for the earned income tax credit. For more information call the Falls Church SkillSource Center at 703-533-5400.
February is National Teen Dating Abuse Awareness month and a Teen Dating Abuse fact sheet is now available online. Additional fact sheets look at risk and protective factors; nutrition and physical activity; teenage alcohol use; teenage drug use; teenage depression and suicide; teenage inhalant use; middle schoolers; and high school girls. The fact sheets can be printed for presentations. The annual Youth Survey looks at the behaviors, experiences and other factors that influence the health and well-being of Fairfax County youth. Find out more about this and other demographic data at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/about/data.
Finally, In Fairfax County, approximately 44,000 kids receive free and reduced meals during the school year. For many of these kids, when the school year ends, so does the opportunity for consistent, nutritious meals. Fortunately, there is a program that provides nutritious meals to children during the summer. Neighborhood and Community Services, in partnership with the USDA and local organizations, provides free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to children ages 4 to 18 to help them get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer. Fairfax County is currently looking for volunteers to serve meals at these locations. To volunteer, fill out an online application at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec/summermeals, or call 703-324-5504.
That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news. You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.