Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all our students to join the SGA.
The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.
In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.
SGA members also have the responsibility to:
• Be a positive role model to the other students.
• Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.
• Develop leadership skills.
• Practice self-government and have input on center policies.
• Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.
• Assist with tours on center.
• Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.
• Host activities for the student body.
• Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.
After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.
Beginning Boxing Club
At the Beginning Boxing Club, students are trained in the basics of boxing starting with stance and movement, proper defensive techniques, and instruction on how to land a full range of scoring punches. An emphasis is put on safety, and specific rules and protective equipment are used to ensure that all members are safe.
Students of all skill levels are welcome.
This is a club open to anyone looking to play Dungeons and Dragons or other tabletop role playing games and come together to enjoy an adventure.
If you have a green thumb (or want to develop one), our Gardening Club is for you. The Gardening Club tends the center’s gardens and provides fresh, in-season vegetables and herbs to the cafeteria during the growing months. Members of the club learn about the role gardens play in environmental responsibility and healthy eating, and -more importantly- they have a lot of fun doing it.
Seasonal Firefighting Program
Members of The Seasonal Firefighting Program are trained to work in steep terrain and in extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke while maintaining reserve work capacity to meet unanticipated emergencies.
Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the [NAME OF CENTER], it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:
• Brooks Memorial Park
• Cast for Kids (fishing)
• Sundome—state high school volleyball playoff setup/tear-down
• White Swan Food Bank
• Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
• Yakima 3-on-3 Basketball