One of my fondest memories from “teenagedom,” is that of one of my first jobs. There are not many options for preteens to make money, so babysitting seemed like the perfect job at the time. It was fairly easy to land a paying gig – someone ALWAYS needs a sitter- and you didn’t have to wait 2 weeks for a paycheck! Did I mention that teens love instant gratification? I think it also inadvertently helped me to gain a little more respect for my own parents by highlighting the challenges of taking care of young children. Wow! It’s not that easy! Really!
I also gained valuable work experience and confidence moving forward into my teens. Babysitting IS work experience, for sure, and I am certain it helped me to land my first job in Parks & Recreation as a swim instructor for a neighboring City. If your 12 to 18 year old is chomping at the bit to get out there and make some cash of their own to help pay for some new clothes, texting overages, or to start saving for college or dare I say A CAR *tremble*, check out the Babysitting Workshop Class that starts THIS SATURDAY!!! Also, with your consent, they will be added to our PRCS Babysitting List that is available for parents to pick up at their local Recreation Center… just to make their job search THAT MUCH EASIER!
Okay, now it’s time to register…
April 28 to May 12, 2012
Location: Red Morton Community Center
PS- can you please register today, so we don’t have to cancel this class? We only need 2 more to secure it!
PPS- Are you looking for other activities for your tween this summer? Visit our Summer Camp Website for more info!