March 13, 2017
In addition to my semi-monthly email newsletters, which I do my best to pack with timely news, events, and updates, I plan to send a several special editions over the next few months to focus on specific topics. This first special edition focuses on the County's
Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program
This program provides six weeks of paid employment ($9.15 - $11.00 per hour) at work sites throughout the County. Last year more than 3,000 students, ages 15-19, participated in Prince George's County's Youth@Work Program.
If you know a young person age 15-19 or if you may be interested in hiring youth who have completed job readiness training, please keep reading.
: The 2017 employment application is due by Friday, March 24, at 5:00 pm.
Youth who successfully completed the Job Readiness Training Program will have priority placement, but are still required to apply for employment. Students who did not complete the training may also be hired. To apply, click here then click on the "applications" link at the bottom. Youth must:
- Be a resident of Prince George's County
- Be 15 - 19 years old by July 1, 2017
HIRE OUR YOUTH: I strongly encourage County b
usinesses, nonprofits, and municipalities to hire youth through this program. It is challenging for our young people to find summer jobs, but you can help ensure that every student interested in a summer job is hired. You can gain a helpful employee and give youth access to the skills they need to be successful.
Please fill out an interest form today. You can also
contact Taylor Ware at email@example.com or 301-883-6353 to learn more.
In 2014, the County Council made an investment in this program to greatly expand the
mber of youth served. I have hired students through this program to work in my Council office for the past two summers. One was a rising senior at Parkdale HS and the other was a recent graduate o
f Eleanor Roosevelt--both worked diligently and assisted with special projects during their weeks with my staff.
These employers--and many more--participated in 2016:
- Prince George's County government, including the County Council, Fire/EMS, and Department of the Environment
- Federal, State and Municipal governments including the City of New Carrollton and Town of Colmar Manor
- Educational institutions including Prince George's Community College and Reid Temple Christian Academy
- Nonprofit organizations, including Joe's Movement Emporium and Art Works Now
- Businesses including Six Flags America, GEICO and PEPCO
|Tobi worked in my office in 2016. He attends Hampton U.
ut the school year, the program offers several workshops in
readiness and life skills training
. Those that participate in the training program offered by Prince George's Community College at high schools across the County receive hiring preferenc
The job readiness program has concluded for this year, but orientation sessions and registration will start again this fall.
Thank you for sharing this information with the youth in your life, or considering
this program as an employer. Together we can make a difference in the lives of our youth!
As always, don't hesitate to reach out directly to my staff or me if you have any questions or concerns.
Together Strengthening our Community,
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