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Mayor's Summer Youth Program

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Jobs Program strives to provide meaningful job experiences for local high school students and recent high school graduates of Denton. Through the Program, participants will have access to job skills training, career development resources, mentorship opportunities, and fulfilling work experience that will create opportunities for personal and professional advancement.

Program Values
Youth are Valued
Young people can be extremely valuable assets in the work place by providing significant contributions to the labor force and providing a different perspective.
 
Youth should be Empowered
Providing summer jobs and mentorship to young people provides the necessary impetus to encourage positive personal and career advancement.

Opportunity for All
All young people should have access to the tools they need to succeed, regardless of their race, religion, socioeconomic status, or background.
 
Program Structure
The 2017 Mayor’s Summer Youth Jobs Program is an 8-week paid work program that provides participants with job experiences throughout the community. There are two components of the program, the City of Denton Program and the Community Business Partner Program.
 
City of Denton Program
In the City of Denton Program, participants are provided with 8 weeks of paid job experience in a City department. Last year’s participants had jobs at the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center, Denton Municipal Electric, Budget, Human Resources, Reprographics, Fleet Services, North Branch Library, and Water Works Park.
 
To learn more about the City of Denton Program, contact Vernell Dooley at Vernell.Dooley@cityofdenton.com or (940) 349-8302.


Community Business Partner Program
In  the Community Business Partner Program, local employers provide participants with positions through their own organizations. Participants are considered employees of that organization and are required to meet all of that organization’s standards for employment. The Community Business Partner Program is managed by United Way of Denton County.

 

To learn more about the Community Business Partner Program, contact Kayla Stewart at Kayla@unitedwaydenton.org or at (940) 566-5851 x119.

Participant Requirements

  • Must be a resident of the City of Denton.
  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 21 (Some positions may have more specific age requirements).
  • Must be enrolled in high school or graduating from high school in June 2016.
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Must have a driver’s license OR other government issued photo identification.
  • Must pass background check and/or drug screen (as required by individual employers).

 

Student/Participant Applications will be available in spring 2017. Check back soon for more information