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.

College Experience Field Trips

Current participants in FCPR Youth Development programs are eligible for inclusion in           College Experience Field Trips. Scheduled trips are FREE* of charge and include college tours  of regional schools, as well as, a day on the college campus. Trips are traditionally scheduled                                on days when Cumberland County Schools are not in session. Participants must have participated                         in an FCPR Youth Development Program in the past year, or be currently enrolled, to be eligible to attend.            Call 433-1021 for more information.   

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

Teen Youth Day of Service

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr. Join teens in “A day on not a day off day off” service to include, Spivey Community Garden Beautification, Reading to elderly in the nursing home, Packing personal care packages and more. For more information call FCPR Youth development at 433-1021.

Fall Workshop Series

Coming Soon!!!

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and 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 and 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.