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Parks and Recreation

Teens-N-Training (summer only)
Check back on March 11, 2014, for an application.
Application deadline April 18, 2014

The mission of the Teens-N-Training (TNT) junior leader program is to train teens to become future recreation leaders and to provide assistance to our summer programs. TNT encourages self-confidence in teens and develops communication and leadership skills.

Responsible teens ages 14 and 15 who are willing to make the commitment for an entire program session will be placed based on skills, interests, availability, and location preference. All assignments provide training, the opportunity to work with children, and the chance for teens to develop their leadership abilities.

For more information, call (702) 267-4100.
For teens ages 14 and 15.
Participation is $110.

Applications will be available at city recreation centers, the Youth Enrichment office and online at on March 10, 2014. The registration/application deadline is April 18, 2014. Check back in March for details and a printable application form.

PDF 2014 TNT Info packet
PDF 2014 TNT application form

How to apply

  • Fill out the application including first, second and third program and location choices. Every effort will be made to place you in your first choice.
  • Complete questions, including your preference for the leader training workshops.
  • Have two respected adults who are not related to you (e.g., teacher, religious leader, coach, etc.) write a letter of reference for you describing your work habits, personality and commitment level.
  • Once selected, parents must fill out the registration form and pay for teenís enrollment.

Teens-N-Training rules

While Teens-N-Training is designed to provide a fun and learning atmosphere, there are rules that must be reviewed by participants (TNTs) and parents. It is the responsibility of the TNTs to know and follow the rules. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action and, based on the severity or repetition of the conduct, may result in suspension or expulsion from the activity.

  • Participation in the program is contingent upon how well you perform your assigned duties and your behavior.
  • TNTs are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and acceptable manner.
  • TNTs are expected to respect the rights of others and to respect the authority of program supervisors, coordinators, etc.
  • All electronic devices are prohibited in programs, including hand-held games, and CD and MP3 players.
  • The use of cell phones while on duty is strictly prohibited.
  • Appropriate dress is expected at all times: shirts (provided), tennis shoes, appropriate shorts or slacks and modest swimsuits (one piece for girls) for swim days.
  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages, drugs, possession of weapons and vandalism are strictly prohibited and will be dealt with according to the law. Parents will be notified of any involvement and will be expected to pick up their teens immediately. Further action including suspension or expulsion from the program will be taken. Refunds will not be available in these situations.
  • City of Henderson reserves the right to zero tolerance for physical abuse, harassment of any form and abusive or foul language.
  • Bring a lunch and drink each day. TNTs are not allowed to leave the program to purchase food.
  • Teens unable to report to work are required to notify their supervisor at least two hours prior to their scheduled shift. Parents, please note it is the teensí responsibility to notify their supervisor of time off requests as well as calling in sick.
  • Friends are not permitted to visit while on duty.