Parks and Recreation
Application deadline is April 19, 2013
The mission of the Teens-N-Training (TNT) junior leader program is to train teens to become future recreation leaders and to provide assistance to our summer programs. TNT encourages self-confidence in teens and develops communication and leadership skills.
Responsible teens ages 14 and 15 who are willing to make the commitment for an entire program session will be placed based on skills, interests, availability, and location preference. All assignments provide training, the opportunity to work with children, and the chance for teens to develop their leadership abilities.
For more information, call 267-4100.
For teens ages 14 and 15.
Participation is $110.
Applications will be available at all City recreation centers, the Youth Enrichment office and online at cityofhenderson.com on March 6, 2013. The registration/application deadline is April 19, 2013. Selected applicants will be contacted April 26 to schedule an interview May 14-17. Finalists are required to attend a mandatory TNT workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, which focuses on communication skills, leadership skills, conflict resolution, and program policies, and provides an overview of your future summer experience and expectations. During the TNT orientation, parents will be asked to attend a short orientation from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. They will be able to pay for their teenís participation and learn what their teens will be doing in the program.
2013 Teens-N-Training application
How to apply
- Fill out the application including first, second and third program and
location choices. Every effort will be made to place you in your first
- Complete questions, including your preference for the leader training
- Have two respected adults who are not related to you (e.g., teacher,
religious leader, coach, etc.) write a letter of reference for you
describing your work habits, personality and commitment level.
- Once selected, parents must fill out the registration form and pay for teenís enrollment.
While Teens-N-Training is designed to provide a fun and learning atmosphere,
there are rules that must be reviewed by participants (TNTs) and parents. It is
the responsibility of the TNTs to know and follow the
rules. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action and, based on the
severity or repetition of the conduct, may result in suspension or expulsion
from the activity.
- Participation in the program is contingent upon how well you perform
your assigned duties and your behavior.
- TNTs are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and acceptable
- TNTs are expected to respect the rights of others and to respect the
authority of program supervisors, coordinators, etc.
- All electronic devices are prohibited in programs, including hand-held
games, and CD and MP3 players.
- The use of cell phones while on duty is strictly prohibited.
- Appropriate dress is expected at all times: shirts (provided), tennis
shoes, appropriate shorts or slacks and modest swimsuits (one piece for
girls) for swim days.
- Smoking, alcoholic beverages, drugs, possession of weapons and vandalism
are strictly prohibited and will be dealt with according to the law. Parents
will be notified of any involvement and will be expected to pick up their
teens immediately. Further action including suspension or expulsion from the
program will be taken. Refunds will not be available in these situations.
- City of Henderson reserves the right to zero tolerance for physical
abuse, harassment of any form and abusive or foul language.
- Bring a lunch and drink each day. TNTs are not allowed to leave the
program to purchase food.
- Teens unable to report to work are required to notify their supervisor
at least two hours prior to their scheduled shift. Parents, please note it
is the teensí responsibility to notify their supervisor of time off requests
as well as calling in sick.
- Friends are not permitted to visit while on duty.