History:

  • September 2016 - Completed an 8-week Business - Soft Skills and overcoming challenges program with the Addictions, Corrections, and Treatment (ACT) Unit.
  • July 2016 - Completed a 6-week Business - Soft Skills and overcoming challenges program
  • ​June 2016 - Started a 6-week Business - Soft Skills and overcoming challenges program
  • December 2015 - Completed a couple of classes: 5-week Business - Soft Skills and Life Skills Management
  • November 2015 - Received a letter of support from the Sacramento California Sheriff's Community Impact Program
  • November 2015 - Started a couple of classes: 5-week Business - Soft Skills and Life Skills Management
  • October 2015 - Completed an 8-week Introduction to Business Overview class
  • September 2015 - Started an 8-week Introduction to Business Overview class
  • July 2015 - Completed a 5-week Business - Soft Skills class
  • July 2015 - SOCARTES' founder speaks at at Arlington County Board meeting to seek approval to obtain complementary access to meeting rooms at community recreational centers to offer life and business training to residents. (Comments at 38 - 40 minutes; board's responses at 1:09 - 1:17)
  • June 2015 - SOCARTES' founder delivers commencement address at Fairfax County Non-Traditional High School graduation
  • June 2015 - Started a 5-week Business - Soft Skills class
  • June 2015 - Completed a 5-week Introduction to Business Overview class
  • May 2015 - Started a 5-week Introduction to Business Overview class at a local jail
  • January 2015 - Completed an 8-week Introduction to Business Overview class
  • November 2014 - SOCARTES' founder gave an inspirational discussion to at-risk students in Fairfax County, Virginia
  • October 2014 - Resumed work at a local jail with the next business training program started in November
  • September 2014 - After taking a summer break, SOCARTES started new programming.  2014 - 2015 goals: 1) continue work at a local jail, 2) partner with a community group, and 3) inspire students to overcome challenges to be their best.
  • June 2014 - Completed a 9-month soft, business, and life skills training program at a local jail
  • June 2014 - Completed a Life Sills Management Program at a local jail
  • March 2014 - Started a Life Skills Management Program at a local jail
  • February 2014Delivered a discussion about "belief" at a local jail to inspire inmates to "believe" in themselves.
  • February 2014​ - Read a book with inmates about overcoming life and educational challenges
  • January 2014 - Completed a Soft Skills Development Program at a local jail
  • January 2014 - Received the Commonwealth of Virginia's notification that SOCARTES is compliant with the registration requirements of Section 57-49 of the Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law
  • December 2013 - Started a 2-week "Soft Skills Development Program" at a local jail
  • November 2013 - Received approval for SOCARTES' second major initiative to deliver a "Life Skills Management" program at a local jail
  • November 2013 - Completed the first "Introduction to Business Overview" program
  • November 2013 - Conducted an inspirational discussion about overcoming educational challenges with students at the New Directions Alternative High School
  • October 2013 - Launched SOCARTES' website
  • September 2013 - Started the first 8-week "Introduction to Business Overview" program at a local jail
  • August 2013 - Presented the SOCARTES Overview at the Nauck Community Services Center
  • July 2013 - Received approval for SOCARTES' first major initiative to develop an "Introduction to Business Overview" program at a local jail
  • February 2013 - S. L. Young was the keynote speaker at the Arlington County Department of Human Services' (DHS) "Countdown to Graduation Retreat"
  • December 2012 - SOCARTES ​founded​​