In Summer 2016, Immanuel Davis, 16, found employment at the Chatham County Aquatic Center Savannah with the help of the SPAP.

In Summer 2016, Immanuel Davis, 16, worked at the Chatham County Aquatic Center Savannah through SPAP.

In Summer 2016, Kayla Grover, 16, and Immanuel Davis, 16, found employment at the Chatham County Aquatic Center Savannah with the help of the Savannah Pre-Apprentice Program.

Davis helped staff with organizing and setting up for the county’s completive swim meets. He also cared for equipment, managed the front desk, answered phone calls and filmed the pool’s day-to-day activities for review by consultants.

Kayla Grover, 16, taught kids to swim at the Chatham County Aquatic Center  in SPAP 2016.

Kayla Grover, 16, taught kids to swim at the Chatham County Aquatic Center in SPAP 2016.

Davis wants to become a professional basketball player. He believed his participation in the SPAP taught him to be calm and patient while working with people. He believed these skills would help in his athletic performance.

Aquatics Center staff trained Grover to teach swimming lessons to the small children. Grover, who wants to become a doctor, feels that working with her students enhanced her communication skills and patience.

“It’s just a really great opportunity to have and have such a fun time.” said Grover.

The Chatham County Aquatic Center was a first job for both Davis and Grover.

IMG_2244