The City of Clermont offers a variety of opportunities for our youth to get involved. Check out the options on this page and feel free to contact the City of Clermont with any questions you may have. The youth are our future and they are Champions!
Clermont Youth Council
The City of Clermont is looking for dynamic, outgoing and exceptional students in grades 9 to 12 from South Lake County to serve on the Clermont Youth Council. The purpose of the Youth Council is to compliment academic studies by increasing knowledge in local government while providing hands-on opportunities to work directly with local government officials to implement positive changes within the City of Clermont.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Communications Director Kathryn Deen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-241-7345.
Youth Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
Youth ages 16 and up are welcome to explore volunteer opportunities with the city. College students may be eligible to participate in the city’s internship program. To inquire, please contact the Human Resources Department at 352-241-7380 or email@example.com.
Clermont Arts and Recreation Center Programs
The City of Clermont offers a variety of programs for our youth at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 S. U.S. Highway 27. Youth 17 and under may register by completing the form here and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 352-394-3500. Download a PDF version of the below listing here.
Junior Park Rangers
Junior Park Rangers is an event that the Clermont Parks and Recreation Department plans to offer annually. Children age 4-10 are invited to learn more about the city's parks and participate in activites with its park rangers. The inaugural event was held in March 2021 at Lake Hiawatha Preserve and was a great success; read the news release here for a recap. Stay tuned to learn when the next event will take place.
Boys & Girls Club Programs
The Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida’s South Lake Club is housed inside of the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 S. U.S. Highway 27. The Clermont Police Department’s COPPS Unit partners with them for mentoring and is involved in some of their after school programs. To get involved, contact Service Director Cheryl O’Rourke at 352-394-9840 or CORourke@bgccf.org.
Police Explorers Post
The Clermont Police Department sponsors a Police Explorers Post that gives teenagers and young adults between the ages of 14 to 21 an opportunity to experience the day-to-day operations of a police department and what a police officer does. Explorers learn police procedures, first aid/CPR, traffic control, report writing, radio operation and firearm safety. Over 200 explorers have completed the program since the post was started in 1992, and several explorers have gone into law enforcement, EMS or the fire service. For more information, contact Lt. Nick Bloom at email@example.com or 352-394-5588.
Clermont Police Summer Camp
The Clermont Police Department offers a Summer Camp for high school students interested in law enforcement. To get involved, contact Lt. Nick Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-394-5588.
Clermont Police Officer Mentoring
Clermont Police officers are available to mentor the youth in our community. Contact Lt. Nick Bloom at email@example.com or 352-394-5588.
U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
The Clermont Police Department also sponsors the Clermont Battalion of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a federally chartered nonprofit youth organization for ages 11-17. The corps engenders among its participants the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle. Through exposure to a unique team-centric, objective-based environment, cadets learn to demand the best from themselves and others. Learn more about the Clermont Battalion at www.clermontbattalion.com. To get involved, contact Gary Schindele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-624-4610.