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Summer 2018 Job Description
CIT 2018 Info for Students
CIT Parent Information

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.

Am I eligible for the CIT Program?

  • Are you going to be in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in Fall 2018?
  • 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?
The 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 2-July 13, 2018

Session 2: July 16-July 27, 2018

Session 3: July 30-August 10, 2018

Session 4: August 13-August 24, 2018

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?  We are using a new rolling admission process! Please carefully follow the steps below. We will not consider an application until Steps 1-3 are completed and received.

UPDATE: We are full for all shifts. If your child applied but has not heard back, they are on a waitlist and we will be in touch.

  1. Starting March 1st, fill out the Interest Form to select your session and shift of choice. 
  2. Have your parent or guardian complete and deliver the permission form.
  3. Starting March 1st, complete the student application within two weeks of completing the interest form.
  4. Receive your session and shift assignment by April 20th.
  5. Come to an interview (May 23 for Sessions 1 & 2 and May 24 for Sessions 3 & 4 from 4-5 pm)
  6. Come to the orientation (Friday June 1 from 4-5 pm)

Questions? Email YEP@agassiz.org.

If 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.

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