CLASS Parks

TEEN PROGRAM

CLASS Parks YEIP

CLASS Parks
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (YEIP)

Three times a year the CLASS Parks Program runs a new track of YEIP which provides hundreds of teens with pragmatic life skills (e.g. money management, professional etiquette, resume composition, and finding work) valuable for facilitating a youth’s transition into life after high school. The life skills instructions are complemented by a distinct internship training course in 1) Camp Counselor Leadership Training, 2) Sports Management Leadership Training, and 3) Crime Scene Investigation. Internship training is conducted throughout the school year, on designated Saturdays. Awards and incentives are given to graduates of the program completing compulsory training hours as required by YEIP guidelines.

INTERNSHIP TRAINING COURSES

Camp Counselor Leadership Training.

This module entails youth gaining practical knowledge of after-school and day camp programs, including Camp Fire Boys and Girls Counselor in Training Skills, communication skills with children and adults, sports, games, crafts, team building, and field trip responsibilities.

Sports Management Leadership Training.

In this module, participants receive training in officiating basketball, baseball/softball and football activities. They learn the rules and practical skills needed to officiate games, score keep, manage teams, run drills, drafts, create schedules, and also how to become a sports analyst or commentator.

Crime Scene Investigation.

Participants in this module learn the art of crime scene investigation through hands on experiments followed up by mysteries to solve using the forensic science skills that they’ve learned. They will gain knowledge in fingerprinting, casting, DNA analysis, toxicology, entomology, blood spatter testing, and deductive reasoning. Participants work with the same materials and equipment that real forensic scientists use.