‘First Jobs Academy’ for Teens August 4th-8th

It can be tough trying to find a community service placement or finding a great a first job as a teen.

Team Medford’s 1st Jobs Academy is designed to offer training to youth that is often overlooked yet required when applying for a community service placement or first job.

In addition, you will also have the opportunity to ask questions, explore your job preferences and make your community service hours or first job count towards your future!

Cost: $25

9AM to 1PM

August 4th to 8th

Monday through Friday

Medford High School room TBA

The 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 served.

This program is funded by Team Medford’s Underage Drinking Prevention and Drug Free Communities Grant.

Participants must register 1 week prior to the start date of the session.

To Register and make a payment visit: www.medfordma.org/summer

If classes do not reach minimum enrollment, you will be contacted and refunded for that session.

– Submitted by Jemima Valdouin

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