Youth Development

 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

YouthDevelopment_logoFayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation recognizes the need for life skills programming, in addition to our traditional offerings. The following programs have been designed to enrich the lives of both FCPR youth participants as well as adults.

Counselor In Training

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Participants assist camp staff and receive career development experience working with children in a day camp setting. Participants, also, receive valuable life skills education provided by the City of Fayetteville’s Human Resources department, as well as, additional volunteer opportunities and career-related field trips. Applications are accepted from April 1-May 9. Applications must be accompanied by two letters of reference. Only complete application packets are accepted for consideration. Interviews will be held from May 23-25.

2017 CIT Leadership Program Application
2017 CIT Parent FAQ

Job Shadowing

FCPR offers the Job Shadowing program for interested youth to fulfill required volunteer hours, learn a new skill or simply explore an area of interest! Every effort is made to match participants with a professional in their field of interest in order to learn and grow through educational activities. Volunteer schedules are determined as needed and registration is on-going. A completed Youth Application and two letters of reference are required for consideration in the program. Call 433-1021 for more information.
13+; Free

Junior Lifeguard Program

This program provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitude and skills for future
successful competition of the Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Participants should be able to swim front crawl for 25 yards breathing to front or side, breaststroke for 25 yards, tread water for 1 minute, float on back for 30 seconds, swim 25 yards on back, submerge and swim underwater for a distance of 10 feet.
To complete and receive the certificate, participants will be required to assist at one of FCPR’s pool for at least 20 hours as a Junior Guard. Classes will be held at the Fayetteville YMCA on Fort Bragg Road.
To register, please contact either the Westover Recreation Center at 433-1088.

Junior Official Program

This 3 part program will focus on the following:
• Level I will focus on Life Skills training involving decision-making, conflict resolution, team building, customer service and communication.
• Level II will focus on athletic officiating philosophies, rule enforcements, exams, mechanics and film review.
• Level III will focus on the field/court practicum exercises with live scrimmages.
Prospective officials must complete each level in order to advance to the next phase. Upon completion of all 3 levels, the graduate will be assigned to officiate youth games in the FCPR Program. Register at any recreation center.
14-18 yrs; Free

Junior Scorekeeper Program

This 3 part program will focus on the following:
• Level I will focus on Life Skills training involving decision-making, conflict resolution, team building, customer service and communication.
• Level II will focus on game day operations, record keeping, and rule enforcement.
• Level III will focus on the field/court practicum exercises with live scrimmages.
Prospective scorekeepers must complete each level in order to advance to the next phase. Upon completion of all 3 levels, the graduate will be assigned to work youth games in the FCPR Program. Graduates completing a minimum of four hours of scorekeeping will be considered for hire the following season. Register at any recreation center.
14-18 yrs; Free

Spring Workshop Series

Youth Development Workshops are offered at a number of locations but all courses are available (free of charge!) to any and all interested participants. You need only to register and attend!

The Federal Application for Federal Student Aid
Strategies on how to Apply for Financial Aid

 For college-bound parents and students understanding the financial aid process is often difficult, frustrating, and most of all confusing!  In this workshop, parents gain an understanding of financial aid basics, including the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid), scholarships, and loans.  In addition, learn more about recent changes that have occurred in the world of financial aid.  Remember you can now submit the FAFSA beginning in October instead of January. Workshop is held at the Westover Recreation Center.
All ages; Thurs., March 9; 6-7 pm; Free

My Transcript is My Story

Teens and parents, do you know the value of a Grade Point Average (GPA) on the high school transcript?  Attend this session to learn how to interpret all information on the transcript. In addition, gain knowledge about the impact that this important document has on college admissions and life beyond high school.
Workshop is held at the Cliffdale Recreation Center.
All ages; Wed., March 22; 6-7 pm; Free

Ten Steps to School Success

Get your middle or high school student on the path to success now! During this workshop, parents and teens will discuss strategies for increasing academic and personal achievement. Learn what leading experts are saying about how to be successful in school by exploring good study habits and tutoring resources for classroom success. Workshop is held at the College Lakes Recreation Center.
All ages; Thurs., April 6; 6-7 pm; Free

You Too Can Save: Financial Literacy for All

Teens and parents, if you have been thinking that saving a significant amount of money is out of your reach, this workshop will demonstrate that saving is possible and necessary. Join a panel of local financial experts and learn simple everyday strategies on how to save. Workshop is held at the Cliffdale Recreation Center.                                                                                                                                                            All ages; Wed., April 26; 6-7 pm; Free

Career Readiness Series
Getting Paid: How to Find a Summer Job

Do you need to save up for back-to-school clothing, school supplies, a new smart phone and/or college? Attend this session to learn the who, what, when, where and how to find and keep a summer job. The tips provided in this session come directly from companies who hire teens.
Workshop is held at the Westover Recreation Center.                                                                                                                                                           
All ages; Thurs., May 4; 6-7 pm; Free

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation is proud to partner with the Office of College Access Programs at Fayetteville State University to bring these workshops to our community, free of charge!

The Office of College Access Programs’ mission is to encourage and assist youth who are traditionally under-represented in college with preparation for, entry into, and completion of a college degree. The office provides a broad range of high-quality college preparatory services to students, parents, and educators. Through Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math & Science and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers a broad range of high-quality college preparatory services to students, parents, and educators are provided. For more information on the Office of College Access Programs, call 672-1351. For more information on FCPR Youth development programs, call 433-1021.

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Every day, Monday through Thursday students receive homework assistance and other services at the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks Recreation Cliffdale site through 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21stCCLC). 21stCCLC is an afterschool program that provides academic enrichment for students in grades 8-12. The program provides assistance to students until 6 pm. The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is a part of the Office of College Access Programs at Fayetteville State University, which provides a variety of services aimed at encouraging and assisting youth who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education with preparation for, entry into, and completion of a post-secondary education.

On any given day after school, visitors to the Cliffdale site will see students receiving homework help, playing interactive learning games, working on computers, going over test-taking strategies, participating in personal development workshops, and more. Students are able to receive personalized, one-on-one help when they need it, and have a safe, productive place to spend the after school hours. Sometimes they even go on field trips, visiting colleges or participating in cultural enrichment activities. 21stCCLC also includes male and female mentoring programs, parent involvement activities, community service opportunities, a STEM summer camp, and health and wellness activities.

21stCCLC aims to provide students with the necessary tools to succeed academically in high school, and then apply for and attend college. None of this could happen without the partnership between the program and Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation. Additionally, we would like to thank the tutors and volunteers that have supported 21stCCLC. This partnership, along with the contribution of other agencies, provides invaluable services for the community.

Back –To-School Teen Explosion Conference©

Getting ready for school before it starts can help ease the TRANSITION without taking away SUMMER FUN! The Back-to-School Teen Explosion Conference© will be held on Sat., July 29 at Cliffdale Recreation Center. The conference is filled with a day of excitement to include academic success sessions, health and physical fitness activities and a Career and Community Vending Expo. Middle and high school students participate in sessions related to school success, college preparation, career readiness, communication skills and workforce development. The Back-to-School Teen Explosion Conference© is the PREMIER end of summer event that encourages teenagers to plan for a successful school year and apply themselves at the highest level upon going back to school.
It’s My Senior Year & I Don’t know where to Start
Calling all Seniors!!! Calling all Seniors!!! The senior year can be a stressful time. Start the 2017 academic year on the RIGHT TRACK by participating in sessions designed to help you maneuver through the senior year of high school. Attend career and college readiness sessions that focus on life after high school.

The Back-to-School Teen Explosion Conference© is sponsored by Back-to-School, Inc., a national nonprofit that support efforts that increase academic success for students by providing teen conferences/summits, youth development research, and advocating for all children to have a quality education. Registration opens May 15.  For more information visit www.back2schoolinc.org.