The Best Way to Build a Better World

As part of our youth development team, you’ll not only teach kids important skills, you'll provide a safe place for kids to learn, grow and thrive by gaining vital life and social skills, all while building a better society for everyone. 

“I love working for the Y, this place truly cares about me as a person. I have grown professionally since I started working with the Y in 2018. The Y provides many avenues for professional development and opportunities for promotions. The Y also cares about the community, it is a place for all ages. Lastly, the Y lets me do what I am passionate about, providing a safe place for kids before, after school, and in the summer. “ Jason B, School Age Program Director 


Minors Working at the Y

For minors (16-17 years old) to work at the Y, a Parent/School Authorization (PSA) Forms must be completed before a minor can begin working. When school is in session, school is expected to be their priority.

What minors can and cannot do:

  • Minors cannot work during school hours (defined as the hours their neighborhood public school is in session) and total hours per week is limited.
  • If there is a situation where blood is present, a minor is unable to carry out those duties and will need an adult to step in.
  • Minors cannot be the sole staff responsible for opening or closing a YGS work site or location, and cannot be designated the leader on duty.
  • Minors under 17 years of age cannot drive a motor vehicle on public roads as part of their job. YGS minimum authorized driver age is 21.
  • A person under 18 cannot have sole responsibility for a child or group of children.
  • A minor who is at least 15 years old (YGS starts hiring at 16 years old) can be employed as a lifeguard.
  • If a minor is teaching others to swim, they must be certified as a swim instructor through the American Red Cross, or a similar certifying organization (YGS uses YSLI).
  • While a minor can assist with cleaning the pool, they are prohibited from entering or working in any chemical storage areas, including where filtration and chlorinating systems are located.

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