Be a special events assistant, help remove invasive plants from our parks, lead a 4-H club, lead senior adults on bus excursions and more.
National Youth Congress Internship
Youth Congress is an organization that allows teenagers to experience and gain independence and leadership through paid internships. These internships range from office work to assistance in daycare programs to assisting someone who works in a highly ranked job such as marketing. The program is for high school youth, ages 14-18 and is 10 weeks long.
National Youth Congress (NYC) helps youth learn about the parks and recreation field and other service jobs. Teaching them to live and lead, and by helping them develop skills, NYC is helping build youth and communities across Arlington by fostering community building. Our vision is to see youth better integrated into the life of our communities and to see them established in meaningful careers.
Teens Making a Difference (TMAD): Youth Community Groups
Want to make a difference? TMAD (Teens Making A Difference) is a Service Club that helps students ages 13-18 plan service projects, learn leadership skills, and improve their schools and community. TMAD (and T.E.A.M.) are nationally recognized with a Transforming Local Government Innovation Award. Weekly meetings are held at Wakefield High School every Wednesday from 4 – 6 p.m.
During the weekly meetings students learn to identify community needs and plan service projects. Examples of last year’s service projects include:
- Volunteering at an Asset Conference.
- Hosting nine parent night out events.
- Supporting the county-wide Saturday night skate program.
- Organizing canned food drives.
The program offers participants a chance to earn a stipend for work related learning programs.
For more information about the TMAD Service Program, contact Desi Jerry at 703-228-7781 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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