Youth participating in the Job Experience and Training (JET) Program at Adventure Central learn skills to prepare them for the world of work.
Adventure Central is a partnership between Ohio 4-H and Five Rivers Metroparks in Dayton. Minority youth ages eleven to seventeen participated in a comprehensive work-based learning program that emphasized the job skills needed for park-related careers.
During the eight-week summer program, participants worked as camp counselors, in administrative and clerical positions, with nutrition programs and in other parks programs. They also learned employment basics that included how to complete a job application and interview skills.
Youth who completed the program indicated an increase in their self-confidence, leadership skills, knowledge about the workforce, and time management.
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