ABOUT SUMMER SLING

Summer Sling is a program that helps students develop a plan for after high school while building leadership skills among their peers. This year's Summer Sling will be held at the Duval Early Learning Academy, 2106 NE 8th avenue, Gainesville Fl.

 

Summer Sling will run five-weeks this year. Our program helps students develop a plan for after high school while building leadership skills among their peers. We accept youth in grades 7th through 12th grade. Or program focuses on Career and Exploration and Civic Engagement, enhancing each youth’s opportunity to gain knowledge that can prepare them for a career and lifestyle for success.  Participants will visit several colleges, universities, alternative programs and get to go to job sites to get a first-hand view to 90 to 125 different career opportunities to choose from. These careers can be achieved right out of high School, with on-the-job training, vocational training or through a formal education attend a college or university. The youth also learn about Civic Engagement and have conversations with elected officials on civic duties and careers in politics.

 

There are also lessons and activities throughout the program that help youth to understand and embrace the skills necessary to lead a successful life. The Summer Sling Staff value independence leadership, encouraging the youth to develop qualities such as positivity, creativity, accountability, mindfulness, and to demonstrate these traits among their peers. As a group we cover important communication lessons, such as conflict resolution and teamwork; decision making skills that revolve around career options; and more!

Our goal is for the children to experience personal growth and feel confident in their abilities to become successful adults. 

Our Youth did a special project, making a Rap from our list of "Words to Succeed" we use during Summer Sling. The youth wrote & produced the lyrics and Beat Vandal Productions made an original track for them to record over, In-kind!! We were going to the Studio to record as well, but because of the pandemic we were not able to. We only made a practice video. (everyone in this video used COV19 precautions)  https://youtu.be/ezUtXsZoOwU

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Out East Youth Tutoring Support Services 
"2021 Summer Sling "
APPLICATION
  Pickup - Call 352-225-5939  
Return to - 918 NE 18th Street, Gainesville Fl., 32641 or email to outeastyouth@gmail.com  or greaterdval@gmail.com
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YOU MUST HAVE ALL DOCMENTATION IN BY JUNE 26, 2021
Starts: June 28, 2021 - Ends: July 31, 2021

Review last year's 2020 Summer Sling Diaries 

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This is Samaria Dexter one of our 2020 Summer Slingers .... Follow her story as she share her journey through  her  WebDiary she created during Our Summer Sling.

This is Tiona Johnson one of our 2020 Summer Slingers .... Follow her story as she share her journey through  her  WebDiary she created during Our Summer Sling.

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This is Gabrielle Dobson one of our 2020 Summer Slingers .... Follow her story as she share her journey through  her  WebDiary she created during Our Summer Sling.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

OPEN: 3/27/2021 (Part Time)    Close: May 28, 2021

Position:

Summer Sling Aide (GDNA)       Pay Rate: $11hr 30hrs – 40hrs weekly

Required Skills:

Must be 20 years or older 1 year experience working with youth, or other work-related experience, ability to supervise small groups of youth in an unsecured setting, ability to provide instructions to youth, ability to follow directions, ability to be on time every morning and  ready to work at scheduled time.   MUST BE willing to get certified in CPR and  pass a level 2 background check prior to hiring

Valid driver’s License needed, good driving record, able to follow verbal and written instruction,  

Job starts June 28, 2021     Ends  July 31, 2021  Hours: 9am to 5pm   Monday - Friday

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352-225-5939