As announced earlier, SLATE will not offer a Summer Jobs program for Youth this year. However, Mayor Slay has announced his plan to host a pilot program called St. Louis Youth Jobs, designed to help urban youth gain valuable work experience while earning some cash.
The program will be administered by MERS/Missouri Goodwill and the registration process begins on April 1, 2013. Youth interested in applying must fill out the online applications at www.mersgoodwill.org/stlyouthjobs or call the program at (314) 982-8950.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
• Must be between the ages of 16 and 23
• Be residents of one of the following neighborhoods – Baden, Mark Twain, Penrose, O'Fallon, Dutchtown, Tower Grove East, Gravois Park
In addition to 8 weeks of paid employment (20 hours per week), youth admitted to the program will be able to obtain references for future job applications and get help resolving barriers to successful employment. SLATE will help provide Job Readiness and Financial Literacy training to participants.
Additional info on the St. Louis Youth Jobs program is available at www.stlyouthjobs.org or by contacting Shekima Hunter, Case Manager at STL Youth, at (314) 982-8949.
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment