Showing posts from July, 2023

We'll Weather the Weather, Whatever the Weather

Christian McBee, a current high school student, has long held a fascination with the field of meteorology. Recently he was given an opportunity that is sure to be remembered for years to come. In a virtual meeting facilitated by his counselor, Billy Kraus, Christian had the privilege of engaging with Ricky Matthews, a local meteorologist. In preparation for the meeting, Christian carefully prepared a set of questions, which he eagerly posed to Ricky. In return, Ricky provided Christian and Billy a virtual tour of the news station, giving a glimpse into their data collection equipment, including their weather radar. Ricky then showed Christian how he uses the data that they collect to make the infographics they use on air. The meeting proved to be an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone. As his time with WBLE drew to a close, Christian found himself drawn to meteorology so much that he is now exploring the prospect of pursuing meteorology as an academic path. It so

Justin Cording: Newly Certified Work Incentives Benefit Practitioner

We are pleased to extend a warm welcome to Justin Cording to the Benefits Counseling team. Justin has been with The Choice Group for 4 years and is also the Lead Vocational Counselor for the Charlottesville region. Notably, Justin has recently completed his certification as a Work Incentives Benefit Practitioner through Cornell University and has already begun working with clients to provide benefits counseling. This pivotal support aids our clients in understanding the connection between their earnings and the potential impact on their Social Security and Medicaid benefits. We commend Justin for his noteworthy accomplishments and enthusiastically welcome him to the Benefits Counseling team!