|A Teen Teamworks crew sifts sand at a Minneapolis park playground.
Teen Teamworks is a summer employment and educational program for youth ages 14-18, and ages 19-24 (new in 2012). Through Teen Teamworks, youth receive supervised on-the-job training performing basic grounds maintenance in MPRB parks (removing trash, raking sand lots, pulling weeds, spreading wood chips, edging paths and other routine or special maintenance tasks). Youth earn a bi-weekly paycheck; build work readiness competencies and 21st Century skills.
Certified teachers teach weekly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based educational and life skill sessions. Teen Teamwork participants are eligible to retake the Minnesota Basic Skills Test and may earn high school recovery credit for successfully completing the program.
For Teen Teamworks information, please call 612-313-7744.