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11/21/2013
 
Friends and family gathered at the Queens University Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park to recognize the achievements of 37 mentees who interned at various recreation facilities throughout the County.
 
For the past nine months, mentees, ages 14 – 17, were paired with Park and Recreation staff at recreation centers, aquatic facilities and nature centers. Students were able to get a glimpse of what it’s like to work in the park and recreation field while learning valuable skills such as time management and how to provide good customer service.
 
Mentees were able to assist staff by helping with programs such as youth soccer and large events such as Bark in the Park and the Romare Bearden Park grand opening.
 
“We are proud to offer this wonderful program which gives students the chance to develop positive working skills and habits which will serve them throughout life,” said Park and Recreation Director Jim Garges. “It is a great example of Park and Rec’s commitment to providing an atmosphere that stresses both education and personal growth."
 
To view photos of the graduation ceremony, click here.