Calling all teens! It can often be difficult to get a great community service placement in high school or a great first job if you have never had a job before. In this program you will have an opportunity to get training that is often overlooked yet usually required. In addition you will also have an opportunity to ask questions, explore your job preferences and make your community services hours or first job count towards your future.
August 6th to 10th
Monday through Friday 9am to 1pm
Medford High School room TBA
This week long program will cover:
Teambuilding: Designed to kick off the training in a fun and engaging manner, youth build relationships and trust in their fellow youth, or “colleagues,” through games, activities, and reflective discussions. Youth set short- and long-term goals related to employment.
Dollars & $ense: Youth are provided with introductory financial literacy information and skills, including budgeting, saving, and credit. Content is presented using games and active discussion.
Healthy ME: Youth explore the role of their physical and mental well-being in relation to development of positive work habits.
Work Wise: The first session focuses on soft skills critical to success in the workplace, such as verbal and non-verbal communication, customer service, professional boundaries, and appropriate dress. The second session focuses on the skills needed to obtain employment from the initial application process to writing a resume to interviewing. Youth complete a formal mock interview with an employer as a culmination of their learning.
A certificate of completion will be issued.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
This program is funded by Team Medford’s Underage Drinking Prevention and Drug Free Communities grant.
- Submitted by Brook Hoyt, Medford’s Drug Free Communities Coordinator