Gap Programs - Elevate & Thrive
YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center

Gain work and life experience while taking the time to grow personally by taking a gap year with us!

On the stunning eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park

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Gap Programs - Elevate & Thrive

YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center
Location:
Estes Park Center, Colorado
Wages/Pay:
$230.00 / week
Experience:
No experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 4 months (Aug 12, 2019)

Must apply online: 


Elevate Gap Program, Dates: August 12, 2019 - December 6, 2019 - Elevate Application
Thrive Gap Program, Dates: August 26, 2019 - December 13, 2019 - Thrive Application

Program Highlight: Our ELEVATE program will provide young people (ages 18-24) with a variety of experiences designed to build confidence and to provide life skills training. The two cornerstones are employment experiences in the hospitality industry (rotating through the housekeeping and food service departments in our resort) and meaningful community service.

Program Outcomes: ELEVATE participants will emerge with greater self-confidence, self-awareness and a sense of purpose. They will learn time management skills and the responsibility that come from having a job. Through meaningful service, our participants will give back to others. Through an employment experience in a mission-based, not-for-profit organization participants will gain an understanding as to how their work positively impacts our guests. A greater appreciation of the out-of-doors and the Rocky Mountains will be gained. Participants will complete the program better prepared to face upcoming challenges such as starting/finishing college, applying for/engaging in employment opportunities and living independently. They will live and learn as part of an intentional community within our YMCA center. Participants will have both structured and free-time opportunities to enjoy the multitude of recreational activities available in our stunning Rocky Mountain locale. Our property is bordered on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park – an outdoor enthusiast's playground. Planned excursions will allow participants to hike, climb, snowshoe and enjoy other outdoor pursuits. We will provide a variety of training and certification opportunities (which may include CPR, WFA, etc.). ELEVATE is group-focused and will develop a close-knit community among participants and leaders. Participants will meet regularly in consistent small groups and will develop bonds of friendship and fellowship.

 

THRIVE Program Highlight: Our THRIVE program will provide young women (ages 18-22) with a variety of experiences designed to develop and support a positive self-image, foster a space of community, support and encouragement, and increase confidence and strength found in a diverse group of women. Additionally, THRIVE will provide employment experiences in the hospitality industry (rotating through the housekeeping and food service departments in our resort).

THRIVE Program Outcomes: THRIVE participants will emerge with greater confidence, sense of self-worth, and tools to support a heathy personal and professional life. They will learn time management skills and the responsibility that comes from having a job. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to work and interact with women in leadership roles at the YMCA of the Rockies and the greater Northern Colorado community. Participants will have both structured and free-time opportunities to enjoy the multitude of recreational activities available in our stunning Rocky Mountain locale. A greater appreciation of the out-of-doors and the Rocky Mountains will be gained. Our property is bordered on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park – an outdoor enthusiast's playground. Planned excursions will allow participants to hike, climb, snowshoe and enjoy other outdoor pursuits. We will provide a variety of training and certification opportunities (which may include CPR, WFA, etc.). THRIVE is group-focused where participants will live and learn as part of an intentional, close-knit community. Participants will develop strong bonds of friendship and fellowship. 

How to Apply

Elevate Gap Program, Dates: August 12, 2019 - December 6, 2019 - Elevate Application
Thrive Gap Program, Dates: August 26, 2019 - December 13, 2019 - Thrive Application

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