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Daily from June 6, 2016 until June 10, 2016
Daily from June 20, 2016 until June 24, 2016
Daily from July 11, 2016 until July 15, 2016
Location: Cornerstone Youth Center, 19819 Monroeville Rd, Monroeville, In 46773
Cornerstone Youth Center’s popular teen job skills and life skills camps return this summer with more exciting opportunities for local youth in grades 7-12. The camps take place at Cornerstone’s main site in Monroeville.
The Force leads off our summer programming and is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 6-10 at the center. This program prepares students to pursue employment and achieve success in the workforce. The Force features two tracks, a Building Communications Track for first-time participants and an Advanced Track for previous participants. In the Building Communications Track, students focus on communication skills by engaging in mock interviews, applying phone etiquette, filling out applications and other job-readiness skills. In the Advanced Track, students learn what it takes to develop a product and market it. This track focuses on budgeting, creativity, team work, polishing presentation skills and adding to skills from the Building Communications Track. Local business leaders will interact with the youth, share about their jobs and lead activities that develop the topics of the day. There is no cost for this camp, and students can actually earn incentive dollars for attending the training throughout the week. The deadline for registration is May 23.
Culinary and Hospitality Week, which is designed to inspire a passion for hospitality and culinary jobs, is scheduled for Monday through Friday, June 20-24. The camp runs from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Chef Michael Bentz of Crackerjack Catering works directly with our students, culminating in two gourmet dinners for the public June 21 and 23 in which students prepare and serve the food. The meals also serve as fund-raisers for Cornerstone. Students also learn about table etiquette, flower arrangement and other factors that go into providing a fine-dining experience. The cost is $25, and registration is due June 6.
Leadership Week, an intensive workshop designed to teach students about being a good leader, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 11-15 at Cornerstone.
The week features activities focusing on individual leadership skills and teaching youth about project management. Throughout the week, service projects offer participants opportunities to practice skills learned as they work to improve our community. The cost for Leadership Week is $60, which includes materials, food and excursions. Registration is due June 27.
These camps are made possible in part through grants from the Foellinger Foundation, Indiana-Michigan Power/AEP, NIPSCO and the Allen County Commissioners. To register or for more information, visit www.cornerstoneyc.org. Permission and registration forms can be downloaded from the downloads page.
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