Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, Inc.: Summer Fun Club CIT Program
Hartford, CT: Asylum Hill Unit, 170 Sigourney St., Southwest Unit, One Chandler St., Trinity College, 1500 Broad St.
- Academic Enrichment
- Career Exploration
- Creative Writing
- Educational Activities
- Field Trips
- Health and Wellness
- Social Programming
Ages Served:11–18 years old
Areas Served:East Hartford, Hartford
Program Length:5–6 weeks
Start Date:June 29, 2020 (first session)
End Date:August 7, 2020 (last session)
Hours of Operation:9:00 am–5:00 pm
All of our Sites have individuals who are First Aid and CPR certified. Training is offered to staff to ensure that these certifications are current to ensure the safety of the youth we serve. CITs are expected to come in for their scheduled shift over their 6 week placement and will need to inform their supervisor if they have an issue with their schedule.
Brenda Parker, Director of Workforce Development
170 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06105
More about our camp:
The CIT program is geared towards young people, ages 13-16, which are often transitioning from camper to counselor. The program provides participants with an early work experience and exposure to various job capacities. Our CITs are involved in a work-oriented experience which gives them the opportunity to work alongside seasoned counselors and staff to begin to learn the dynamics of a professional work setting and demands of being a youth development professional. CITs participate in different activities with a group of younger campers to which they are assigned, and assistant senior staff with this group for the duration of the summer camp. CITs also participate in programs and trainings geared toward goal-setting, financial literacy and career and college preparation. The CIT position allows participants to experience first-hand what it is like to help others, explore personal strengths, needs and interests, while having the invaluable opportunity to serve as peer leaders in various prevention and life skills programs offered at BGCH.
Small-group and individual activities provide BGCH CIT participants with opportunities for personal development. These activities help members develop skills in getting along with others, problem-solving, goal-setting and decision-making. They are designed to give young people the sense that they can do something well and that they are competent and have individual worth. Above all, the activities give young people a chance to contribute something of value to others.