The City of Toledo Youth Commission has had a very busy spring holding a variety of events and programs for youth. Events included a teen job fair, youth entrepreneur training, a summer resource fair, and baby sitting basics. The Youth Commission is planning additional programs throughout the summer to see what is happening and get more information as they are announced please visit – http://toledo.oh.gov/Departments/Youth-Commision/2013-Youth-Programs.
Summer Program Resource Fair
May 2, 2013
On Thursday, May 2nd, we held our annual Summer Programs Resource Fair at the United Way in Downtown Toledo. The Resource Fair was organized to offer parents a broad view of summertime activities, clubs, organizations and camps. The agencies that participated were geared toward youth and their offerings ranged from academic, mentoring, health, mental health and recreation. We had many parents benefit from the event and also provided details about participating organizations online as a reference for those who were unable to attend.
2013 Teen Job Fair
May 11, 2013
On Saturday, May 11th, the annual Teen Job Fair took place at the SeaGate Convention Centre. The event offered the opportunity for teens and young adults ages 16 to 21 to meet potential employers, learn about summer job opportunities, and apply for openings with local business owners at one location. Over 1,000 eager candidates came to the event along with 30+ employers, nearly twice the number of participating businesses from last year. Several employers took advantage of this opportunity by offering onsite interviews. Photo Album: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjF4SB88
Youth Entrepreneur Training
June 13, 2013
Assets Toledo, a service which provides practical, experience-based training for those starting or expanding a small business lead a one-day training for teens on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Parkwood SDA Church. Several area teens learned the basics about creating and maintaining a business. Participants left equipped with knowledge on budgeting, marketing and management. Most importantly with the life skills that will assist them in all aspects of life.
Babysitting Basics Training
June 19- 20, 2013
On June 19 and 20th several area youth joined us in participating in a Babysitting Certification program offered through the Red Cross. Youth were able to learn skills and helpful hints on how to care for younger children. They were also versed in first aide and what to do in case of an emergency. This event was held at the Kent library from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and facilitated by Victoria Phifer. Many of the youth in attendance also attended the Entrepreneur Training and saw this as an exciting way to start their first business.
Fit 4 Kidz
Local area business are coming together to provide a free week of various programs and activities to area youth. These programs and activities include martial arts, gymnastics, dancing, bowling, tumbling, judo, taekwondo, cheerleading, and other activities to keep our youth moving and fit. A coupon page can be found on the Youth Commission website by July 1st and available for the community to print and participate.