Winter is a busy season for teens in the YES Leaderships Corps program. The program offers teens in Grades 9-12 the opportunity to develop their leadership potential as they participate in and coach outdoor activities. From October – March, teens participate in weekly workshops and trainings, volunteer in the YES Rental Shop, and support Operation SnowSports trips.
During February vacation, teens had the opportunity to visit and tour colleges around New England. Stops on the tour included Colby Sawyer College, Amherst College, and Dartmouth College. Young people were able to explore different campuses and learn about a wide variety of majors and programs.
Career Networking Nights
In early February, teens had the opportunity to participate in Networking Nights with YES volunteers. Young people were able to ask questions, engage in conversations, and learn more about the industries they might be interested in working in one day. Questions included advice about getting into the field, what they studied in school, what a typical day looks like, and what skills are most important for their jobs. Coming up in March, teens will participate in Mock Interviews with YES volunteers, where young people will have the opportunity to practice the most common interview questions and receive feedback and suggestions.
Thank you to the 30 volunteers who donated their time across these two series!