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“FISHIN’ BUDDIES!” Inc.
9948 South Halsted Chicago, IL 60628
773-233-3250 ofc. / 773-233-8092 fax www.fishin-buddies.net
FB Mission Statement:
Fishin’ Buddies! mission is to train children through fishing and conservation programs. To help instill a deep, abiding love for the sublime art of sport fishing. To instill an immutable concern for the air, land and waters of our planet, and a desire to nurture the soul through communion with the outdoors.
Fishin’ Buddies! believes in the emotional and psychological restorative powers of the outdoors. We believe it is important to expose this philosophy to children who’s ideal of the “Great Outdoors” as being the grass less, glass strewn, debris filled, concrete and steel playgrounds of urban America.
To introduce children to nature
To introduce children to science
To show learning can be fun
To show children the magic of life all around us
To mentor those in need
To laugh, giggle and play
To catch some fish along the way
FB Summary of FB YCC: Youth Conservation Conference
Students will participate in an intense 2 week long conservation “boot camp” Followed by a 2 week paid Internship program. The students will gain an understanding of what conservation really is and why it is so important. The YCC will provide a continuous professional environment in which youth will learn science techniques, management, team work and leadership skills. These skills are necessary to identify, reclaim and protect precious and limited urban recreational waters, wetlands, and park-lands. The students that successfully complete the week-long conference will be designated as YCC Ambassadors.
Objectives of the Youth Conservation Conference
To introduce youth to the what, where, how, why and what for of conservation
To encourage youth to explore the Great Outdoors
To build a conservation network among youth and Environmental Agencies
To promote environmental awareness amongst N.E. Illinois youth
To encourage youth to become future problem solvers of our Environment
To develop an interest among youth in Environmental Sciences careers
Internship: YCC Team Leader
Job Reference #: 1
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Hours/Week: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Other Information: Candidates need to be available starting June 1, 2012 for YCC Prep Meetings. Each Meeting is 1-2 hrs each and not to exceed 3 meetings. Work begins June 18, 2012 through July 16, 2012
Compensation: $10.00 per hour
For questions: Contact John Kidd at 708-268-7561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Serves as a leader and chaperon for the group. Team leaders are in charge of the students and shall remain with the students throughout the YCC. The Team leader will be responsible for the welfare of each of his/her Team members. Team leaders will help the students stay focused and on time for all YCC activities. The success of each team will largely depend on a competent and committed team leader. The team leader must have some background working with high school aged youth.
Requires working outdoors, Requires driving and traveling. Requires standing, requires contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise), Requires being exact or highly accurate, Requires work with the public.
Education: Enrollment in a University undergraduate program at junior or senior status
Relevant Experience: 21 years of age or older. Valid driver’s license. Youth mentor-ship experience with teens, participation in or supervision of community enhancement projects, outdoor recreational work with youth, high school classroom experience. Event planning experience.
Active Listening, Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Coordination, Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.