Good SportS - USA

Mentoring Youth Employment: Awareness, Education, Training & Workforce Readiness

Subsidiary of L.E.G.A.C.C.Y. - USA, Inc.

Post a "Work Experience!"

  



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Keep'em Busy!



How It Works:

As the donor of a posted job, you list the job details with Good Sports – USA ( Post Job Here ) including contact person, job type, number of participants needed, start date, time, location and rate of pay. 

Once your job posting is received, a Good Sports - USA staff person will contact you in order to confirm the job.  Once confirmed, the job is posted in our internal Good Sports - USA Job Opportunities board, where participating program youth may view the posted opportunities.

Participating youth interested in the posted job opportunity will complete an in-house Good Sports - USA screening process, in which the youth is assessed to be a qualifying or not a qualifying candidate for the posted opportunity.  Qualifying factors include: compliance with Federal and State Labor Law age and other requirements being met, any required parent/guardian consent being completed, youth having participated in Good Sports - USA employment education program training (hard/soft skills, resumes, applications, dress for success and interviewing), the job requirements and the youth's current skill level.

Next, as the donor of the posted job, if an interview is required with the youth referral, Good Sports - USA staff, as the liaison agency, will make the proper scheduling and arrangements between the youth and the posting job donor to ensure the youth's availability and presence as required.

Note: All youth referrals for job opportunities with private citizens (home, residence, etc.) and non-business organizations will be escorted and supervised by an adult Good Sports - USA staff member during the youth's entire work experience (no exceptions).

Regulations Pertaining to Keeping Youth Workers Safe:

Good Sports - USA participating youth are capable of a lot of things; however in keeping youth safe and in accordance with Federal and State Labor Laws pertaining to youth employment, Good Sports - USA is selective regarding the types/times of the work experiences offered by donors for participating Good Sports - USA youth. 

Please visit the following link to learn more about hours youth can work and unacceptable work experiences for youth:

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/reg/childlabor/documents/ChildLaborBrochureEnglish_000.pdf

Common Youth Jobs:

Good Sports - USA participating youth welcome the opportunity to work - We get it!  Some of the common youth jobs include: retail, fast food, and temporary job experiences such as raking and bagging leaves, washing dishes/cars, watering plants, cutting the lawn (age restriction/ requires close supervision), pet sitting/walking (requires close supervision), trash clean-up, vacation mail/ newspaper collection, etc. 

Post a Work Experience: 

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An awesome element of the Good Sports - USA philosophy is "keep'em busy".  Research has demonstrated that afterschool hours and idle time have been major contributors to juvenile delinquency and criminal acts committed by youth. We get it!

You can help, whether you're a business owner or an ordinary citizen, you can make a difference.  When you post a donated "work experience" with Good Sports – USA, it’s not only an opportunity to keep the youth in our community occupied, but, just as important, it provides a chance for a youth to learn valuable employment skills and feel the fulfillment that comes with earning.

Youth Opportunities
 
In accordance with Federal and State Labor Laws, Good Sports - USA is committed to regulatory compliance respective to youth employment. Participating youth in the Good Sports - USA "work experience" referral program are youth 6 - 18 years of age. 

Participating youth, based primarily upon their age and prior work experience, qualify for involvement in several Good Sports - USA "work experience" programs, such as shadowing, on-the-job training or the youth employment program. 

Shadowing Program

Youth participating in the Good Sports - USA shadowing program, with parent/guardian consent when required and in compliance with Federal and State Labor Laws, take part in learning the employment process, employability skills and job duties through educational instruction and on-the-job shadowing, in which they observe the work efforts of a Good Sports - USA employee.

On the Job Training Program

Youth participating in the Good Sports - USA on the job training program, with parent/guardian consent when required and in compliance with Federal and State Labor Laws, take part in learning the employment process, employability skills and job duties through both educational instruction and on-the-job training, in which their work efforts are directly supervised by a Good Sports - USA employee.

Youth Employment Program

Youth participating in the Good Sports - USA employment program, in compliance with Federal and State Labor Laws, work as part-time employees (Good Sports – USA youth, under the age of 18, are not permitted to work full-time hours) that have submitted an application for employment, been interviewed, undergone background screening, been offered a position and hired as a part-time Good Sports - USA employee.












For your information, please, find below links to both Federal and State guidelines respective to youth employment:

1. https://www.youthrules.gov/know-the-limits/index.htm
2. http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/reg/childlabor/documents/ChildLaborBrochureEnglish_000.pdf



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