Connecting area teenagers with nature and building successful, caring members of the community.
This youth development program is not only fun and a great way to meet new friends, but it also provides job readiness skills, life skills and opportunities to grow into responsible young adults, ready to inspire positive changes in the world. ZooTeens offers years of fun, adventure, animal handling and training to develop team building, public speaking, leadership and job readiness skills — all while having a WILD TIME!
For more information, please call 803.602.0883 or email Syndi Castelluccio.
ZooTeens is a year round volunteer program that runs weekly during the summer and monthly throughout the school year. All participants must complete one year of training and program requirements to be invited back for additional opportunities, with up to 4 years of service opportunities within the ZooTeen program. First Year ZooTeens will be required to attend an orientation and two mandatory training workshops in addition to choosing a 5 week summer session to volunteer. Summer weekly sessions starting in June for first year ZooTeens will run Monday–Friday from 8:30am–4:00pm. The program continues through the school year (September–May). ZooTeen participants will be required to attend a minimum number of meetings, events and presentations per year. Attendance will be monitored.