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Parks and Recreation Provides Important Employment Opportunities
Nearly all U.S. adults (92%) say it is important for youth and young adults to have access to employment opportunities.
Park and recreation departments are leading providers of first-time employment opportunities for youth and young adults.
At park and recreation departments, youth and young adults can build confidence, gain valuable work experience and explore career possibilities.
Baby boomers (85%), Gen Xers (86%) and millennials (79%) say access to employment opportunities for youth and young adults is extremely or very important.
Each month, through a poll of 1,000 U.S. residents focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse helps tell the park and recreation story. Questions span from the serious to the more lighthearted. The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research.
Visit nrpa.org/ParkPulse for more information.