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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Parks’ Youth Engaged in Service Program applications are available for youth 13-18 and for mentors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/24/2013  5:52:00 PM
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Seattle Parks’ Youth Engaged in Service Program applications are available for youth 13-18 and for mentors
Youth applications are due May 15, Mentor applications are due May 31

Youth Engaged in Service (YES)
Applications are now available for the 2013 Youth Engaged in Service (YES) Program, a volunteer program for Seattle based youth between the ages of 13 and 18.

Youth can obtain applications online at www.seattle.gov/parks/teens/programs/teenjobs.htm, by calling Anuja Khandekar at 206-684-4575, or by emailing her at anjua.khandekar@seattle.gov.

The YES Program is a great way to gain job skills and work experience, become more involved in your community, stay active throughout the summer, learn more about the Seattle Parks and Recreation, and make new friends!

Participants will volunteer for six weeks from early July to mid-August for a total of 120 hours in a Seattle Parks and Recreation program or facility or a community based organization. Sixty hours of the required 120 can be used to meet the Seattle public high school service learning graduation requirement with proper pre-approval from the school.

As recognition for their efforts, YES volunteers can receive a $150 stipend for the remaining 60 hours at the conclusion of the program. YES volunteers must complete all 120 hours to be eligible for the stipend.

YES is open to teens ages 13 to 18; each applicant must be able to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States, and that he or she lives in Seattle.
Applications are due by May 15, 2013.

Youth Engaged in Service Mentors
YES mentors supervise, educate and support YES volunteers in a professional work environment. They provide an average of 20 hours per week serve as adult role models who behave responsibly; care for, value, encourage and motivate youth; provide a sense of safety at the work site; and track attendance, schedules, daily projects and duties, and complete pre- and post-evaluations of YES volunteers.

To apply to be a YES mentor, please call Anuja Khandekar at 206-684-4575 or email her at anjua.khandekar@seattle.gov.

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