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Fit2Lead programs

Fit2Lead Youth Enrichment and Sports program

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department invites you to participate in our new and free Youth Enrichment and Sports (YES) program. This program will be held Monday–Friday from 4 –7 p.m., and also will include some Saturday family events. The afternoon schedule for each day includes:

  • 4 - 5:10 p.m., Academic Support, Monday-Friday
  • 5:10 - 6:30 p.m., Sports and Leadership, Monday and Wednesday
    • Enrichment Recreation, Tuesday and Thursday
    • Special Workshops, Friday
  • 6:30 p.m., Dinner
  • 7 p.m., Dismissal

Overview

Academic Support is led by a Miami-Dade County Public Schools certified teacher and is tailored to your child’s instructional needs. Sports and Leadership sessions will focus on sport fundamentals, team building, and sportsmanship through participating in many sports including volleyball, soccer, swimming, and track and field. Enrichment sessions will include games and activities that focus on problem solving, communication and socials skills. Special workshops will include music, dance, and photography classes as well as Saturday field trips to historical, environmental, and cultural destinations within the county. During the school week staff will transport program participants from their school to the park. Parents are responsible for picking up the child and transporting them home. For Saturday program activities parents are required to provide transportation for the child to and from the park. Staff will provide transportation to and from those parks to the Saturday activity for that day.

If you are interested in having your child participate in the Fit2Lead Youth Enrichment and Sports program, complete the online form.

Fit2Lead Park Internship Program

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department invites you to participate in our new Park Internship Program (PIP). This program provides an entry level part-time paid position for youth ages 15-17.

Overview

Participants will receive on-site practical work experience and enrichment classes focusing on life skills. Topics include: budgeting, resume writing, communication, stress management, health, goal setting, and making positive choices. Interns will be provided with close mentorship from Parks staff. The program runs Monday-Friday afterschool and some Saturdays (hours will vary with rotation assignment).

Practical experience rotations include:

  • Community Parks
  • Eco Adventures
  • Regional Parks
  • Fit2Play Afterschool Program
  • Summer Camp

If you are interested in having your child participate in the Fit2Lead Afterschool program, or you are a Park Internship Program applicant, complete the online form.

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