We have a few administrative suggestions for you to consider when making job
shadowing arrangements with young people and their adult sponsors:
Be sure to talk with a teacher, counselor, or parent about the experience. We do not recommend making arrangements only with a child. You may want to invite teacher, counselor, or parent to come along if they can.
Send a note to child and teacher, counselor, or parent with details of shadowing date/time, your location, public transportation available, place to park or drop off and pick up youth. You may include a map, parking permit, or where and how to meet a receptionist. We do not recommend your providing transportation for youth.
We recommend you have the youth for 2-4 hours. When possible, let the youth go with you to a staff or team meeting to meet others - and you get some work done! Remainder of time may include a tour, sharing information, and helping you do some work task. Many enjoy taking youth to lunch.
We generally advise you to have one youth job shadow with you at a time. Some feel comfortable with 2 or 3 at a time.
Job Shadowing Directory
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Last updated 16 June 98