The Place Provides Summer Time Work Experience For Kids
Published: August 3rd, 2012
By: Shawn Magrath

The Place provides summer time work experience for kids

NORWICH – For weeks, the Christian Neighborhood Center of Norwich, better known as The Place, has been working closely with area teens across the county, providing summertime employment while instilling work ethic and educational opportunities along the way.

On July 9, more than 50 Chenango County youth were enrolled in this year’s Summer Youth Employment Training Program (SYETP). The state and federally funded program – geared toward teens ages 14-20 who meet Temporary Assistance to Needy Families requirements – pairs enrollees with local agencies and municipalities to lend a helping hand wherever needed. The Place worked closely with the Chenango County Department of Social Services to select eligible youths. Participants receive hands-on work experience Monday through Thursday, and participate in educational workshops on Fridays, where they learn the essentials of goal-setting, the basics of writing a resume and how to interview.

The five-week course is a great way to introduce youth to the working world and provide them with their first paycheck, explains The Place Director Courtney Crisler. “This program continues The Place’s mission to work with youth and teaches them to make an impact on the community,” she said.

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