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2020 Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program

Date: Mar 02, 2020

Location: Raleigh, NC

Address: Raleigh, NC

Event Summary

The Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program helps teens between the ages of 15 and 18 to develop their skills and prepare for future employment by spending the summer working for the City of Raleigh.

Key Dates
- Feb. 15: Application available online
- March 3 - March 27: Interviews
- Hiring Notification Emails: Mid-April
- Mandatory Orientation: May 16
- Work Dates: June 15 through August 14

Who can apply?
To be eligible, a teen must live within the City limits of Raleigh and be at least 15 and no older than 18 as of May 31, 2020. To prove age and residency, applicants must submit a clear photocopy (on a sheet of copy paper) of a North Carolina driver’s license, learner’s permit or North Carolina state identification card (copiers will NOT be available at the interview sites). Documentation must be provided at the time of interview. School identification cards will NOT be accepted. The correct online application must be completed and submitted before an eligible applicant can be interviewed.

2020 RSYEP Interviews will be conducted from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:
- Tuesday, March 3 - Abbotts Creek Community Center
- Thursday, March 5 - Halifax Community Center
- Monday, March 9 - Worthdale Community Center
- Wednesday, March 11 - Marsh Creek Community Center
- Friday, March 13 - Pullen Community Center
- Monday, March 16 - Kiwanis Park Neighborhood Center
- Wednesday, March 18 - Laurel Hills Community Center
- Friday, March 20 - John Chavis Memorial Park Community Center
- Tuesday, March 24 - Jaycee Park Community Center
- Friday, March 27 - Millbrook Exchange Park Community Center

What Do Participants Do?
Those selected work 20 to 30 hours a week as office staff, light laborers and recreation support staff. The program runs from June through August. Teens earn $8.25 per hour. On top of the work experience, participants also learn life skills training and receive mentoring from local lawyers, law enforcement officers, and other professionals, according to the city's website. They also attend workshops on employment readiness, work ethic development, communication, budgeting, decision-making, and conflict resolution.

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