There are two applications you are required to complete for this Program. The Collegiate LT assessment with Reliant and the application for employment at the YMCA of the Rockies. Acceptance as an employee of the YMCA is mandatory for participation in the Program.
As part of the Program, and as part of your employment agreement with the YMCA, each participant is required to work a full-time, 40 hr/week job. The reason for this is to provide an environment for meeting and building natural relationships- important for developing the skills you will be learning this summer. Obviously, most participants will need to earn an income to help pay for Program costs, school, and personal expenses. Your job at the YMCA also secures and provides food and housing during the program, so being hired by the YMCA is mandatory in order to participate in the Program.
HOW DOES EMPLOYMENT WITH EP LT WORK?
The YMCA of the Rockies- Estes Park Center (EPC) employs all of our participants and houses them in their dorms. Compensation includes food and housing plus approximately $220 per week ($5.50 hourly) in additional wages for 40 hours of work. Every worker is guaranteed at least 40 hours per week.
At the YMCA’s discretion, there may be an opportunity for Program participants to stay on and continue to work with the YMCA after the Program has officially ended. Please note: A participant’s continuation of employment with the YMCA after the end of the Program is solely between the participant and the YMCA and is fully independent of Reliant Mission and Estes Park Leadership Training; No Program leadership will be present or available, and the participant is solely under the care and leadership of the employer (the YMCA).
DOES LT GUARANTEE EMPLOYMENT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS?
The Program cannot guarantee anyone a job for the summer. In fact, your participation in the Program requires that you personally apply for and receive employment from the YMCA of the Rockies. Your hiring is completely up to the YMCA. Make sure that you take interviews with the YMCA seriously and hold to your work agreement dates.
Here are some tips to help your application process go smoothly
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A JOB AT THE YMCA OF THE ROCKIES - ESTES PARK CENTER?
You can apply online for a job with the YMCA of the Rockies at their employment site.
Please download and use this “How to Fill Out the YMCA of the Rockies Application Without Mistakes” handout to help you with your employment application.