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 email@example.com or 352-241-7345.
Youth Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
Youth age 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 for programs at the Arts & Recreation Center by completing the form found here. Completed forms can be emailed to email@example.com. For more information, call 352-394-3500. Download a PDF version of the programs info 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. This program is one that the Clermont Police Department has supported for many years, and more than one of our Explorers has gone on to become an officer with the Clermont Police Department. For more information, contact Lt. Shane Strickland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-536-8408.
Clermont Police Summer Camp
The Police Department offers a Clermont Police Department Summer Camp for high school students interested in law enforcement. Contact Lt. Shane Strickland at email@example.com or 352-536-8408.
Clermont Police Officer Mentoring
Clermont Police officers are available to mentor the youth in our community. Contact Lt. Shane Strickland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-536-8408.
U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Sqaudron
The Clermont Police Department also sponsors the U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Squadron. Learn more about the Sea Cadets at www.clermontbattalion.com. To get involved, contact Gary Schindele at email@example.com or 321-624-4610.