Original Date: 04/07/1997
Revision Date: 04/14/2003
Best Practice : Youth Services
Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) has dependent and executes a Youth Services program for children and teens (K-12) of its employees.
The Youth Services operation is an aggressive and well managed program. A former bar area has been turned into a bright, high-tech learning area. Through the use of both Appropriated Funds and Non-Appropriated Funds, RIA procured modern computers for students to use for homework. RIA built a beautiful summer Day Camp area which is used 10 weeks each summer for the children, and can also be used for picnics by employees. RIA conducts many activities for the employees’ dependent children and provides access information for activities and organizations within the community. Also offered are After School Programs, School Out Activities, Teen Club, and special programs. The Arsenal's program has been selected as an Army School Age and Teen Pilot Program.
The Youth Services uses customer surveys, meetings, feedback forms, and the Parental Advisory Council to stay in touch with the community's needs and to continually improve its processes. RIA runs a very good program that should be held as a model within the IOC.
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