SF Rec and Park Kicks Off 53rd Annual Youth Employment Program: Workreation!

SF Rec and Park Kicks Off 53rd Annual Youth Employment Program: Workreation!

 

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced the 53rd Workreation, an annual student youth employment and training program for youth ages 14 – 17.  For over 50 years, Workreation has offered young people in San Francisco the opportunity to become a part of the local workforce, tackle new challenges, learn responsibility, develop professionalism and gain valuable job skills.

 

“Our work at SF Rec and Park is very rewarding, and we are thrilled that young San Franciscans will have the opportunity to experience new and exciting careers in recreation and parks this fall,” said, Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “We look forward to continuing Workreation, a SF Rec and Park tradition of nurturing and preparing our youth to excel in their career path.”

 

Workreation participants work in a variety of recreational, aquatic, horticultural, administrative and athletic positions throughout the Department.  Youth work for 10 hours per week during the school year for $10.24 per hour, and they will have the opportunity to foster leadership and problem solving skills while working alongside others as well as gaining an understanding of teamwork and community.  In addition, the participants will also develop job-related skills such as safety awareness, job retention, program planning and implementation, communication skills and first aid care.

 

Applications interested in SF Rec and Park’s Workreation program are being accepted through an online process.  Applications must be submitted by Friday, August 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM, and for more information, please visit http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=9910&R3=059282 .

 

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