Pros: youth management skills, budgeting skills, planning and development, community partnering, fund raising techniques
Cons: close minds with power in a community can impose a powerful obstacle, without continuous fund raising or financial donations a great program suffers.
The 21st century after school program was established in poor achieving schools and as the site coordinator my responsibility was to hire and train both afterschool staff and educational staff on program purpose, goal, and design. the program began at 2pm and ended at 7pm Monday through Friday. My job was to manage inventory, staff, food services, and – more... over 100 students each day. Plan weekly activities for educational training and tutoring, physical health and agility, establish mentor program and community agency partnerships, fund raise, budget, and establish field trips and social activities, coordinate daily meals and nutrition periods. The hardest part of my job was to influence educational staff, parents, and youth on the key components and their objective for each child participating. The most enjoyable part of my job was to see at risk youth realize their true potential and success in the school environment and to watch their self-esteem build and their attitudes grow powerful towards achievement and success. – less