Training & Employment

Teen Training & Internship Opportunities at the JCC


CLASSP (formerly SNiTI)

High School students learn to work with children who have intellectual developmental disabilities, are on the autism spectrum or have emotional disabilities.  Only 10 high school students will be selected each fall to participate in this exclusive program.


Students are required to commit 75 hours (35 hours community service, 40 hours stipend) working in various JCC special needs programs. In addition, each student will participate in five three-hour training sessions.  to be held on Sundays from 12:00-3:00 p.m.


Upon completion of the program, student interns receive 1 college credit and a $300 stipend. 


For an interview, contact Melanie Fields, MSW, Director of Special Needs Services

This project made possible through a generous grant from the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation.



Sleepy Hollow Academy for Disability Education (SHADE)

The JCC and the Tarrytown Union Free School District have teamed up to provide a unique  experience for students in Sleepy Hollow High School to learn skills and techniques which prepare them for working with teens who have special needs.  Located at a simulated model apartment in the Neighborhood House at 43 Wildey Street in Tarrytown, SHADE provides social and recreation opportunities for teens in the high school with challenges. The selected interns are supervised by professionals and earn money as they  learn valuable job skills, build confidence, and support teens who are often marginalized. 


Contact Melanie Fields, MSW, Director of Special Needs Services



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Must be 16 or older to apply for a staff position.  Under 16 and want to work at camp?