2011-08-26 / Community

Resume Workshop Targets Local Youth,Young Adults

By Miriam Rosenberg


Riana Sherwood, left, of the Rockaway Youth Task Force, helps a group of young people with their resumes. Riana Sherwood, left, of the Rockaway Youth Task Force, helps a group of young people with their resumes. The Rockaway Youth Task Force, teaming up with the Queens Library, hosted an event last week to teach the art of resume writing to peninsula young adults, in order to better prepare them for their future in “the real world.”

Representatives of the Queens Library gave a presentation about the “do’s and don’ts” of resume writing at an August 18 workshop at the Arverne Library. More than 20 local youths and young adults received tips on creating, updating and brushing up a resume. Task Force members also provided individualized instruction to the attendees.

“It was very rewarding for [me] and the rest of [the] Rockaway Youth Task Force to help young people gain knowledge on such a vital skill that they will use for the rest of their lives,” said Riana Sherwood, the cofounder of the group.


Young people learn the art of resume writing at a workshop sponsored by the Rockaway Youth Task Force and the Queens Library earlier this month. Young people learn the art of resume writing at a workshop sponsored by the Rockaway Youth Task Force and the Queens Library earlier this month. Milan Taylor, a founder of the Task Force, told The Wave in an email that the group has been using social media to get its word out.

“The task force has been doing a series of voter registration drives, [and] spreading other organizations’ events via Facebook and Twitter,” wrote Taylor. “We’ve also been doing a lot of ground work just speaking to youth about job opportunities, GED programs and overall information regarding personal life improvements.” The Task Force, currently composed of approximately 20 members, is planning future programs for the youths and young adults of the area. For more information or to get involved, email RockawayYouth@gmail.com.

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