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Junior recreation counselor in training program

In a time when work experience is pivotal in order to gain even an entry level position, Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD, 2010a) offers minimal work experience programs for youth, 14 to 15 years of age. The creation of such a program was imperative to allow Cosumnes CSD the opportunity to exploit their already stable programs, Kid Central and Youth Services, to incorporate a work experience program for youth.
 Sources of Data
 Many sources of literature were used for the creation of the Junior Recreation Counselor in Training Program such as scholarly articles, similar programs elsewhere in the United States, web sites, and recommendations from Recreation Coordinators at Cosumnes CSD. A large portion of the Director’s Handbook and Participant’s Workbook were constantly edited until the end program was completed. 
 Conclusions Reached
 Research indicates it is positively beneficial for Cosumnes Community Services District to offer such a program as “Junior Recreation Counselors in Training” to the youth they serve for a multitude of reasons (Carter & Kotrilik 2008; Ferrari & McNeely 2007; Forsythe et al., 2004; Garst & Johnson, 2005). The compiled information concludes the final product.

Project (M.S., Recreation Administration) -- California State University, Sacramento, 2010.

In a time when work experience is pivotal in order to gain even an entry level position, Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD, 2010a) offers minimal work experience programs for youth, 14 to 15 years of age. The creation of such a program was imperative to allow Cosumnes CSD the opportunity to exploit their already stable programs, Kid Central and Youth Services, to incorporate a work experience program for youth. Sources of Data Many sources of literature were used for the creation of the Junior Recreation Counselor in Training Program such as scholarly articles, similar programs elsewhere in the United States, web sites, and recommendations from Recreation Coordinators at Cosumnes CSD. A large portion of the Director’s Handbook and Participant’s Workbook were constantly edited until the end program was completed. Conclusions Reached Research indicates it is positively beneficial for Cosumnes Community Services District to offer such a program as “Junior Recreation Counselors in Training” to the youth they serve for a multitude of reasons (Carter & Kotrilik 2008; Ferrari & McNeely 2007; Forsythe et al., 2004; Garst & Johnson, 2005). The compiled information concludes the final product.

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