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.

Fall 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!

How to Prepare Your Child for College 

Eighty percent (80%) of adults say that encouraging young people to do well in school is the most important thing adults can do for children.  As a parent, you are the first teacher.  However, no one gave you a "how to" manual on how to help your child be successful in school. This workshop will provide parents with 10 strategies for helping their children to be successful in school from kindergarten through their senior year in high school. Workshop is held at Cliffdale Recreation Center.                                                                                  
All ages; Wed., Nov. 20; 6-7 pm; Free


Academic Mindsets: From Can’t to Can

Moving from I can’t, to I can and I will.  This session is designed to provide tools students and parents can use to move from a fixed to a growth mindset. Workshop is held at Westover Recreation Center. 
All ages; Thurs., Jan. 9; 6-7 pm; Free

 
My Child Has Been Accepted into College: Now What?

Eighty percent (80%) of adults say that encouraging young people to do well in school is the most important thing adults can do for children. As a parent, you are the first teacher. However, no one gave you a "how to" manual on how to help your child be successful in school. This workshop will provide parents with 10 strategies for helping their children to be successful in school from kindergarten through their senior year in high school. Workshop is held at Cliffdale Recreation Center.                                                                                  
All ages; Wed., Jan. 22; 6-7 pm; Free


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 who, what, when and where of how to find and keep a summer job. Workshop is held at College Lakes Recreation Center.                                                                                                                   
14+; Tues., Feb. 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.

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 athletic officiating philosophies, rule enforcements, exams, mechanics and film review.
• 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