Mar 22, 2013

Summer Youth Jobs Program

Cincinnati – Mayor Mark Mallory and Council Member Yvette Simpson announced today that the City has selected the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati to administer the City’s Summer Youth Jobs Program.  The program will hire 277 local youth between the ages of 14 and 18 to participate in the 8 week program that will place them in local businesses or non-profits.

“The Urban League's partnership with 4 other agencies will is going to strengthen the City’s youth employment program.  This will be a great opportunity for hundreds of local youth to gain valuable on-the-job experience and career preparation,” Mayor Mark Mallory said.  “Youth employment has been one of my top priorities as Mayor.  Employment experience at an early age is crucial in giving young folks the best opportunity for success as an adult.”

”I am excited about this year’s partnership,” stated Council Member Simpson, “The Administration and I have worked hard since last summer to improve the program’s training and assessment tools, and this coalition will help implement these changes and enhance the experience for our young people.” 

Informational flyers explaining how to apply for the City’s Summer Youth Employment Program will be available at the Mayor’s Youth Job Fair on Thursday, March 28, at the Duke Energy Convention Center from 2 pm to 6 pm.

The City’s Summer Youth Employment Program pays the youth employees over $1,200 for the eight week employment program, which includes one week of training, and seven weeks working at the partner businesses or non-profits.  As part of the program the youth will receive financial literacy training, college preparation and exploration, on the job experience, and participate in service learning projects. This year, the Urban League partners with the Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action Agency, Cincinnati State College, Easter Seals, and the Urban Appalachian Council to place the youth into jobs.

The City is also hiring young people to work for the Cincinnati Parks Department, the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, ArtWorks Mural Program, and a few other City Departments such as Health, Law and Enterprise Technology Solutions.