Teens and Tweens Career Workshop Helps Kids Get Skills to Land Jobs


Ready to get a job or volunteer position but don’t know how to start? Teens and tweens are invited to attend a workshop on Thursday, April 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library at 1550 Oak St.

The workshop on entering the world of the workplace is hosted by the Alameda Free Library and the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department. This interactive workshop is designed to help teens and tweens put their best foot forward when trying to land jobs or volunteer opportunities. Topics will include approaching prospective employers, being professional, how to best present and introduce oneself and how to interview successfully.

The “Get A Job” workshop is co-led by Shawn Smith and Hallie Fields. Smith manages the Tween/Teen Programs and Special Interest Programs for Alameda Recreation and Parks Department. These include the Underground Teen Center, Teen Volunteer Programs, Tween Summer Adventure Camp, Friends Connect and Alameda Youth Committee. Fields is the Teen Services Librarian at the Alameda Free Library. She leads the Teen Advisory Board, supervises teen volunteers and manages homework coaches.

Register at arpdeplay.com or visit the ARPD office at 2226 Santa Clara Ave. Questions? Contact Smith at 747-7555 or by email at sdsmith@alamedaca.gov. Participants must be in grades six through 12 and must enroll in the class, as space is limited.