Teen Academy participants commit to volunteering a minimum of 10 hours a month as well as attending workshops that will help them build on many different life skills. Members will gain work experience by working alongside Recreation staff planning and implementing different recreation programs. Academy members who complete 250 total work experience hours will be offered a job application and interview as well as the opportunity to participate in the PRM Recreation staff “Rookie School,” which is offered to new summer staff to teach them the latest and most creative skills for running successful recreation programs to help them become well prepared for a job in the parks and recreation field.
Participants in the Teen Academy have the opportunity to gain experience, engage with peers, and develop new skills.
The program is FREE for ages 13-18. Register today at the link below.
Admiral Kidd Park (2125 Santa Fe Ave.)
Cesar Chavez Park (401 Golden Ave.)
Freeman Community Center (1205 Freeman Ave.)
Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.)
McBride Park (1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.)
Silverado Park (1545 W. 31st St.)
Workshop themes by month:
Human Relations & Cultural Awareness
Self Care & Mental Wellness
The Give Back
College & Career Pathways
Special Events & Community Event Planning