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Outback Counselor in Training

CIT 1If you are interested in sponsoring a local youth in the Counselor in Training Program, please visit our donation page and select Counselor in Training under the designation drop-down menu. One $75 donation will fully sponsor one middle school student’s job preparation session, while a donation of $37.50 will support one week of job preparation for one student.

What is The CIT Program?

The Counselor in Training (CIT) program at Agassiz Baldwin Community is the summer cohort of the Youth Employment Program. We aim to provide Middle School Youth with an opportunity to volunteer in the community and gain valuable professional skills in the process. After successfully completing their session and all of the CIT responsibilities, CITs earn a $75 stipend. The Application Process for Summer 2017 opens March 1, 2017.

Am I eligible for the CIT Program?

  • Are you going to be in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in Fall 2017?
  • Are you available for the interview, orientation, and the full CIT session?
  • Are you able to be a positive role model and a leader for Outback children? CITs are an integral part of inspiring Outback students as well as supporting Outback staff.

If you answered YES to all of these questions, you are not only eligible; you are the perfect candidate to be a CIT at Outback Summer Program!

What do CITs do at Outback?
20960304985_1d2b0081e0_kThe role of a CIT is to be a positive role model and leader to campers enrolled in Outback. Tasks may include cleaning, organizing, and setting up/breaking down program equipment, supporting staff and campers during daily transitions, maintaining water containers throughout the day, and assisting teachers with activities by providing help to individual youth and getting supplies.

CITs are expected to attend regular check ins, arrive promptly at the start of their shift and after returning from their break, complete a weekly timesheet, and will be supported, coached, and evaluated by their CIT Coordinator.

When are the CIT Sessions?
There are 4 two-week sessions and 2 shift options in each session. CITs must be available Monday-Friday for their entire session. No customized sessions will be allowed. CITs can only do one session per summer.  Please note, Sessions and Shifts do fill up, please register quickly if you have one in mind.

Session 1: July 3-July 14, 2017

Session 2: July 17-July 28, 2017

Session 3: July 31-August 11, 2017

Session 4: August 14-August 25, 2017

Morning Shift: 8 am-2:45 pm with a 30 minute lunch break

Afternoon Shift: 12 pm-5:45 pm with a 30 minute lunch break

How do I become a CIT?

  1. Fill out an application and submit it by May 19, 2017. Applications are available on the sidebar.
  2. Ask your parent or guardian to fill out the registration and permissions.
  3. Come to an interview (May 24 for Sessions 1 & 2 and May 25 for Sessions 3 & 4 from 4-5 pm)
  4. Come to the orientation (Friday June 2 from 4-5 pm)

Questions? Do you need help?

Email YEP@agassiz.org or call Ashley Yee at (617) 497-4284 between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.

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