Parks and Recreation Department Holds Teen Leadership Camp
CLEARWATER - As another summer comes to a close, a group of Clearwater teens will return to school with more confidence and better tools to make it in the world. These teens attended the Teen Leadership camp at the North Greenwood Recreation Center, held by the Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department.
During the camp, teens attended field trips, worked with younger campers and attended information sessions by the JWB and Achieva Credit Union. Achieva, a community partner with the Parks and Recreation Department, gave their time and expertise to instruct the teens on budgeting their money and balancing a checkbook, opening various types of bank accounts, applying for a loan and applying for credit. These valuable skills will prepare the teens to properly manage their money and obtain credit and loans helping to break the cycle of poverty and debt in their community.
As a continuation of the partnership, Achieva will continue to hold free information sessions on a quarterly basis. These sessions will be open to teen club members throughout the Parks and Recreation system and feature hour-long sessions on career, financial and professional topics.
If you would like more information regarding the Clearwater Parks and Recreation teen programs please contact Karen Maldonado at 727-562-4803 or by e-mail at Karen.Maldonado@myclearwater.com.
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