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 3.19 RECREATION AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES

 
 

 Purpose

 

P1. To promote productive and socially acceptable use of leisure time.

P2. To holistically build students’ employability skills through the integration of academic, career technical training, Career Success Standards, career preparation planning activities, completion of Pathway Achievement Records (PAR), and leisure time activities.

P3. To assist students in understanding and developing lifelong leisure time skills and habits.

P4. To build students’ self-esteem by developing teamwork, proper sports conduct, and other positive social behaviors.

P5. To enhance the Job Corps experience for students by providing them with opportunities to participate in enjoyable and safe recreation.

P6. To promote lifelong health through physical activity and exercise.

 

 Requirements

 

R1. Planning

Centers must:

a. Develop and maintain a calendar of recreational activities and events, and distribute the schedule to students in advance of the activities listed.

b. Involve students in selecting and planning recreational activities.

c. Conduct periodic surveys of student recreational interests and participation, and use the information gathered in planning recreational activities.

d. Coordinate with career technical, academic, counseling staff, and social development staff to ensure integration of student training, including completion of My Pathway to Achieving Career Excellence (MyPACE) PARs, with leisure time activities.

e. Consider cost effective options in planning off-center recreational activities.

R2. Recreational Activities

Centers must provide a wide variety of activities open to all students. Activities should reinforce and provide time to practice communication skills, to demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors, and to work and participate in groups.

a. Activities must include but are not limited to:

1. Group fitness classes

2. Individual fitness activities

3. Organized sports

4. Exercise groups or clubs

5. Group sessions with employers or career professionals

6. Entrepreneurship classes

7. Evening resume writing and interview techniques

8. Volunteering, mentoring or tutoring

b. Ma​y include:

1. Cultural events

2. Dancing and theater

3. Radio and/or television mockups

4. Playwright, rap and poetry seminars

5. Physical education and conditioning (yoga, spinning, etc.)

6. Arts and crafts

7. Reading and computer resource facilities

8. Entrepreneurship classes

R3. Community Service Projects

Centers must provide opportunities for staff and students to participate in community service activities.

R4. Supervision

Centers must provide adequate staff supervision of events, activities, facilities, and equipment to ensure participant safety.

R5. Water Safety Training

Centers must:

a. Provide students with instruction in water safety as follows:

All Centers

Video-Taped Presentation on Water Safety

Centers sponsoring recreation trips that involve swimming, in-water activities, or access to pools/other bodies of water

Water safety instruction and swimming proficiency test for all students

Centers with pools or ready access to pools/other bodies of water

Water safety instruction and swimming proficiency test for all students


b. Document the provision of water safety instruction and the swimming proficiency of each student in CIS.

c. Prohibit students from participating in swimming or other water-related activities until they have received water safety instruction and demonstrated swimming proficiency.

d. Ensure that all water-related activities are supervised by certified lifeguards.

e. Require the use of the buddy system in all swimming activities, and the use of personal flotation devices in all boating activities.

R6. Use of Videos

Centers showing videos of commercial motion pictures to students on center must be licensed to do so under an umbrella license through a national agreement between the National Office of Job Corps (NOJC) and the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation.

Centers will receive a list of film titles directly from the vendor(s) each month indicating the movies covered under the agreement. Center Operators will assume liability for showing any film(s) that do not appear on the list.

R7. Leisure Time Employment

a. Centers may authorize gainful leisure time employment of students so long as the employment does not interfere with training activities.

b. Leisure time employment is not considered training or work-based learning. Accordingly, students are not considered federal employees for FECA purposes while engaged in leisure time employment, except when the employment occurs on center.

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