CareerSource to offer leadership camp, internships for county youth

CareerSource Gulf County is sponsoring several opportunities for county youth to build their leadership or employment skills this upcoming summer, including a five-week summer camp and various internship possibilities.

Their summer leadership day camp, which is open to youth ages 4 to 14, begins June 13 and runs through July 22. It is free of cost and includes activities such as playtime, field trips, crafts, outdoor recreation, organized activities, nutritious meals and more.

For the county’s older youth, CareerSource is accepting applications for paid interns aged 15 through 24.

Interns will serve in summer camp positions as well as in several roles throughout the community.

“They’re teaching them skills that will help them find future employment and internships, said Billie J. Sanders, a team leader for the Community Action Team program, who are working with CareerSource and Pioneer Bay to increase mentorship and opportunities for GUlf County’s youth.

CareerSource is seeking interns who are motivated, have residence in Gulf County, are not in school over the summer and can work the schedule set by the employer.

Interns will be required to attend a training from June 4 to June 10 before receiving either a full-time or a part-time placement. They will be paid via a weekly stipend, and they will attend professional development courses every Friday.

The goal of both the summer camp and the internship program, representatives from CareerSource say, is to help Gulf County youth master the technical and career-readiness skills required to be successful in the workplace.

“We are promoting professional development and entry into the workforce through the program, ” said Lianna Sagins, a special project coordinator from CareerSource. “We have plenty of spots available in both the internship program and the summer camp.”

For more information about the summer camp or to enroll your child for the program, please contact 8507301440 or visit CareerSource at 307 Peters Street in Port St. Joe.

If you are interested in being an intern, contact Lianna Sagins at 8507301440 ext. 8131 or email

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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