Club Members Learn important job skills at “Camp Old Navy”

July 11, 2012 — Teen Club Members joined the staff at Old Navy in White Marsh today for “Camp Old Navy,” where they learned about the different careers available to them when they enter the workforce. “Camp Old Navy” features a fun-filled day of behind the scenes operations at Old Navy stores and offers a chance for teens to work side-by-side with store employees and managers. Teens learned important job skills such as punctuality, customer service, and the value of hard work.

Career exploration and on-the-job-training are the key components of “Camp Old Navy,” whether assisting in the stockroom or learning the job skills of a merchandise manager.  “We want our teens to take the advice and skills learned in Camp Old Navy and put them into action,” said, Randy Acosta, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County.

“Camp Old Navy” is part of a multi-year/multi-million dollar commitment sponsored by Gap Inc.  Gap Inc. partnered with Boys & Girls clubs of America and local Clubs across the country to create and implement a career-oriented initiative called CareerLaunch.

CareerLaunch provides a full range of career exploration and job skills experiences for teens, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances.  CareerLaunch is designed to further encourage interaction between teens and concerned adults who serve as “career coaches” so young people can learn skills and potential career opportunities from real-life role models.