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

2018 CIT Leadership Program Application
2018 CIT Parent FAQ

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 2-May 11. Applications must be accompanied by two letters of reference. Only complete application packets are accepted for consideration. Interviews will be held from May 16, 17 and 31.

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