Mayor’s Youth Workforce Experience

Mayor’s Youth Workforce Experience  

Strong economies hinge upon youth having the skills they need to secure meaningful, and well-paid career opportunities.  This summer, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has called together a collaborative of youth serving agencies in our community to work on what we are calling the Mayor’s Youth Workforce Experience. The Mayor’s Youth Workforce Experience will give youth ages 14-21 the opportunity to earn income while engaging in valuable educational and work experience. This experience will give them an opportunity to not only engage in real-world work experiences, but also provide them with multiple educational and professional development opportunities that set the foundation for future employment and academic success.

Our goal is to positively influence the youth development of a minimum of 500 young people by giving them the skills and support they need to be successful in the workplace and in life. The MYWE collaboration recognizes the critical roles of Summer Youth Employment Programs in engaging youth during the summer, improving economic equity, and meeting employers’ expectations for youth to enter the workforce with the skills that they need.

The benefits of MYWE are not limited to youth. Businesses and local economies need a workforce equipped with more education, training, and experience than ever before.

Program Overview

The 8-week program will employ young people from across East Baton Rouge. Youth will be placed in Job Placement and Learning sites, which offer participants a valuable educational and employment experience that will expose them to potential educational or career paths. All youth will participate in some form of professional development and have the opportunity to engage in financial literacy training and a variety of program-sponsored events during the summer

Program Requirements

  • Must be between the ages of 14 years old and 21 years old.
  • Must be willing to work hard.
  • Must be a team player and willing to work collaboratively in a group.
  • Must be enrolled in school and live in East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • Must complete the entire application and adhere to the pre-determined deadlines.
  • Must provide or arrange transportation to and from work site locations.
  • Must be willing to commit to working 15-20 hours per week for eight consecutive weeks. Students will have to commit to the entirety of the program without ANY exclusions. 

Submission Dates

Applications for Summer 2020 will re-open in the Spring.

For more information, email or call (225) 389-3100.


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