Our employee spotlight this month goes to our Recreation Assistants, better known as the “Rec. Crew.” They are the backbone of our youth programs, special events, and monitoring gym and track at the community center. Recreation Assistants are made up of 35-45 young individuals between the ages of 14-19, and for some of them, it’s their first job. They are trained in officiating multiple sports that include soccer, flag football, baseball, and basketball. Not only are they trained to officiate but to also run drills for the younger age, like Pre-Kicks Soccer. The Rec. Crew helps to monitor the gym and track within the community center and helps with keeping the facility nice and clean. They assist with special events, such as Heritage Days and the Pumpkin Walk. Thank you, Recreation Assistants, for all you do for Syracuse Parks and Recreation – the service you give to the community is unmeasurable.