Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Youth Services: National Job Shadow Day Held Feb. 2

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Youth Services: National Job Shadow Day Held Feb. 2

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On Feb. 2, the National Recreation and Park Association encourages your agency to participate in National Job Shadow Day by inviting youth to job shadow positions in your field for the day.

National Job Shadow Day is a subsidiary of National Youth Congress, which is a workforce development program recently created through NRPA to actively engage youth ages 13-19 years to participate in internships in parks, recreation and conservation while receiving a unique nationally recognized leadership curriculum.

National Youth Congress is a three-step process: the Town Hall Forum, Action Councils and Internships. This program offers all youth nationwide opportunities to:

* Have their voice heard in their community;

* Participate in a structured and nationally recognized leadership curriculum, the Prudential Youth Leadership

* Institute (PYLI), sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation;

* Explore career opportunities through internships;

* Learn leadership skills for their personal and professional life;

* Receive proper communication and interview skills/tips (resume writing, proper dress attire, appropriate interview questions);

* Participate in educational team building activities; and

* Brainstorm with a positive and powerful team community service project. …

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