Summer camp shows off new skills

  • Future plans: high school student Mateo Pascoe shows off a poster display he completed of his work experience this summer with the Bermuda Police Service to the two police officers he shadowed, Pc Sean Wheatley and Pc Dominique Simons, at Family Centre’s YLA Building My Future Summer Internship Showcase, inside the Washington Mall (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Future plans: high school student Mateo Pascoe shows off a poster display he completed of his work experience this summer with the Bermuda Police Service to the two police officers he shadowed, Pc Sean Wheatley and Pc Dominique Simons, at Family Centre’s YLA Building My Future Summer Internship Showcase, inside the Washington Mall (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Good work: Sabria Augustus Brangman shows grandmother Wendy Augustus her Building My Future Summer Internship Showcase poster display inside the Washington Mall yesterday. High school students from Family Centre’s Youth Leadership Academy share what they learnt during their work experience this summer (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Good work: Sabria Augustus Brangman shows grandmother Wendy Augustus her Building My Future Summer Internship Showcase poster display inside the Washington Mall yesterday. High school students from Family Centre’s Youth Leadership Academy share what they learnt during their work experience this summer (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • YLA Building My Future Summer Internship Showcase, poster display inside the Washington Mall yesterday afternoon.  High School students from Family Centre’s Youth Leadership Academy share what they learnt during their work experience this summer. Pictured, Aallayah Wolffe worked at Tender Care Nursery and Preschool and also Barracuda Grill (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    YLA Building My Future Summer Internship Showcase, poster display inside the Washington Mall yesterday afternoon. High School students from Family Centre’s Youth Leadership Academy share what they learnt during their work experience this summer. Pictured, Aallayah Wolffe worked at Tender Care Nursery and Preschool and also Barracuda Grill (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • YLA Building My Future Summer Internship Showcase poster display inside the Washington Mall yesterday afternoon. High school students from the Family Centers Youth Leadership Academy share what they learned during their work experience this summer. Pictured, Sabria Augustus Brangman worked at Pickled Onion and Hog Penny (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    YLA Building My Future Summer Internship Showcase poster display inside the Washington Mall yesterday afternoon. High school students from the Family Centers Youth Leadership Academy share what they learned during their work experience this summer. Pictured, Sabria Augustus Brangman worked at Pickled Onion and Hog Penny (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


Family Centre’s summer schoolchildren and staff outlined their experiences yesterday as part of the charity’s youth leadership academy.

The charity helped 24 high school pupils aged 14 to 16 through its “Building My Future” programme, which provided mentoring and life skills, as well as work for the summer.

Denaca Zuill, a Family Centre community support worker, said the team showcased their learning at the Washington Mall. The academy is a five-year programme overall, including a summer work internship over the first two years of high school.

Ms Zuill said: “For the month of July, they have to be involved in something positive, whether summer school, another job, participating in a summer camp, or doing community service.

“We’re looking at them to show timeliness, effort and respect. That qualifies them for their August work placement.

“We go out and look for jobs for them, based on what their career interest is.

“Then, for the month of August, the young people go and they work, and each week they’re evaluated on their timeliness, effort and respect, and their pay is based on how they show up at work.”

Ms Zuill said the showcase marked the end of the programme and the students outlined “what they learnt during the summer, what they enjoyed and didn’t enjoy”.

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Published Sep 1, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Sep 1, 2018 at 7:23 am)

Summer camp shows off new skills

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