Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club invites teens ages 16 and above to participate in the Club’s Summer Youth Employment program designed to help and prepare teens to understand the job market, undertake the application process and improve their interview and presentation skills to better meet the requirements and expectations of employment opportunities.
The Summer Youth Employment program, led by the GCBGC Teen Program Director Antoinette Edmonston with assistance from board member Christiane Traxler Leonardis and Middle School Program Coordinator Desirae O’Neill, will begin Wednesday, April 23 with a series of workshops. There are a total five mandatory workshops with each focusing on different aspects of career development from preparing for college to fine tuning job search and interview skills to learning how to manage finances. Apple Bank is partnering with the Club this year to provide a workshop on financial literacy.
After completion of the workshops, teens that are eligible can apply for the Club’s Summer Program paid group leader positions available June 30th to August 15th. To qualify to apply for the paid group leader positions, teens must be 16 years of age, on free or reduced lunch or on public assistance, have working papers, a birth certificate, and a social security card.
"In today's competitive job market, it's crucial for our Club teens to have the tools they need to succeed. Learning how and where to find a job, what to do on an interview and how to write a resume are just some of the topics we cover. The program provides a way to gain real-world experience through the job search process, while adding skills and hopefully, employment,” said Christiane Traxler Leonardis.
To learn more about the Club’s Summer Youth Employment and other teen programs, email Teen Program Director, Antoinette Edmonston at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-671-8030, ext. 107.