Summer Opportunities for Teens in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) –It’s that time of year when many young people find themselves looking for summer opportunities. And there are several organizations around the area who want to help.

The city of Chattanooga is looking to fill several positions.

“We do have a lot of jobs available especially summer temp employment,” says Youth and Family Development Communications Coordinator Nori Moss. “We have several pool locations around the city that we need lifeguards for, so we’re definitely encouraging Chattanoogans if you know how to swim to come out and be a summer lifeguard. So you go through the training to be a lifeguard CPR certified and then you have this wonderful summer experience, you get to hang out at the pool as well as make sure that our citizens are safe.”

Click here to see a list of available positions with the city of Chattanooga.

For those who aren’t ready to dive right into the workforce, local not-for-profit “First Things First” is gearing up for a 2 day job prep program.

“We do some of the basic stuff such as help with the resume and interviews skills,” Relationship Educator Reggie Madison tells us, “but we also get into conflict management in the workplace and how to build relationships and communicate in ways that benefit both the customers as well as the coworkers and of course the supervisors and bosses.”

A full list of First Things First upcoming events can be found here.

The Chattanooga library’s summer volunteer program is an option for 10 to 18 year olds. The program offers a diverse range of opportunities.

Experience and Designer Coordinator Megan Emery says, “Some low level career training like responding to email understanding deadlines, making decisions, all the way up to higher career training that may have to do with ‘I want to become a teacher someday’ so we’ll teach you how to run a program successfully at the library, ‘I wanna get into the beauty industry’ so let’s set up an opportunity for you to do some nail art and gets some feedback from people. Really whatever kids are interested in.”

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