The SKIESUnlimited program, an educational enrichment program facilitated through the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, is in need of instructors.
“We’re looking for anything that someone is an expert in themselves, or has a very strong hobby that they’d like to just be able to share a passion with our kids,” said Paul Driessen, instructional program specialist, SKIESUnlimited. “It could be anything from aeronautics if they wanted to teach kids how to fly airplanes or rockets, to different things. Anything in the STEM arena, I would jump all over for something for the science, technology, engineering, mathematics.”
The program lost its last two sewing instructors to permanent changes of station, Driessen said. The program also needs arts, guitar, piano and homemaking skills specialists.
The SKIESUnlimited program enables children and youth from ages birth to 18 years old to acquire new competencies through schools of knowledge, inspiration, exploration and skills unlimited program.
Based on a system that includes the schools of sports, arts, life skills and academic skills, the program combines the acronym SKIES with the word unlimited as a nod to the unlimited potential of children and youth.
Most classes are taught at Tolson Youth Activities Center, located in Building 4-1431 Normandy Drive.
Instructors must be 18 years old and must be able to pass federal and state background checks. The positions are bid as contract positions.
Interested persons should email a résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-6039. For more information about the program, visit https://bragg.armymwr.com/us/bragg/programs/skies-unlimited.
“We want to have someone who has really been doing something for a while and has a dearth of information to pass along to kids in an age-appropriate fashion,” Driessen said.