We are excited to start a new round of the Youth Employment Skateboarding program. If you are a teen (15- 18) in the Seattle, looking to ear service hours and employment skills – check out the opportunity, and fill out the online application before May 4th.
YES is a pilot program that started in the summer of 2011, with 7 participants. We are currently taking application for the second cohort of the program. YES is a leadership program that gives young people between the ages of 15-18 opportunities to gain employment skills and service learning hours. The program requires a high level of commitment. If selected for the program participants will be trained in 1st Aid CPR, Conflict De-escalation, Skateboarding Instruction, Peer Mentoring, Event Production, Engaging the Public, and will receive hands on opportunities to use what they have learned. Participants will be expected to represent the YES program throughout their participation, if participants take part in questionable activities, they will be subject to being suspended or removed from participating in the program. YES is administered by Skate Like a Girl, in partnership with the community – through donations of time, products and services, and funded by Department of Neighborhoods grant.
ES offers teens an opportunity to transform their passion for skateboarding into experiential learning. The program gives young people real life experience that they can use to build a resume to apply for college, jobs, and other leadership programs. In addition to receiving mentorship from members of the local skateboarding community, there will be opportunities to go on fun team building trips, as well as meet new people, and be recognized by their community for giving back. Past participants have also expressed that they have had fun teaching new skateboarders, being involved in the community by volunteering, and putting together community events.
YES is a program for young women and men who are interested in skateboarding. You do not need to know how to skateboard to apply. The program is seeking participants that are hardworking, open to feedback, team players, and people with positive attitudes. If you do not live or go to school in Seattle – you are able to apply, but the priority is to serve Seattle residents.
Apply before May 4th 2012.