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Youth Enrichment Handbook for Parents 2016 - 2017

22 SPECIALTY PROGRAMS TEENS-N-TRAINING Monday-Friday • See Henderson Happenings for program times The mission of the Teens-N-Training (T-N-T) junior leader program is to train teens (ages 14-15) to become recreation assistants and to provide assistance for our summer programs. Teens-N-Training encourages self-confidence and helps teens develop important communication and leadership skills. Responsible teens able to make the commitment for an entire program session will be placed based on skills, interests, availability, and location preference. All assignments provide training, opportunities to work with children, and enhance teens’ leadership ability. Summer programs using the T-N-T program are Kids Zone and Summer Fun. Prior to each summer program’s start, there is a mandatory training workshop, which focuses on communication, leadership skills, conflict resolution, program polices, and an overview of your future summer experience and expectations. All summer programs are closed July 4. Application Process: Applications are available online, at recreation centers and at the Youth Enrichment office. All candidates for the T-N-T program must complete an application and participate in an interview. Candidates must be available the entire summer to be considered for an interview. Once selected, the applicant will be informed of all orientation and training dates. Participants selected through the interview process must pay the registration cost before orientation. Please check the winter/spring edition of Henderson Happenings for registration procedures. Henderson Happenings is also available online at cityofhenderson.com. T-N-T Program Elements • Follow and implement the City of Henderson’s youth program guidelines. • Be a positive role model to program participants. • Learn and assist camp staff by guiding participants to activities. • Learn and lead by example, using positive and effective communication with supervisors, leaders, parents and participants. • Assist with the daily planning and supervision of activities. • Attend in-service trainings and meetings. • Enjoy the leadership experience and social interaction within the program. T-N-T Learning Objectives • Expose youth to the field of parks and recreation. • One-on-one training with Recreation staff to learn how to work and exhibit professionalism. • Learn responsibility and leadership. • Learn how to work with others to accomplish objectives. • Gain skills that can be used to assist with getting that first job.


Youth Enrichment Handbook for Parents 2016 - 2017
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