Apply for the STL Youth Jobs Program

Information on how to apply for STL Youth Jobs, which provides summer employment for youth ages 15-24.

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STL Youth Jobs serves youth ages 16-24 that live in the eligible neighborhoods/municipalities in the City of St. Louis and North St. Louis City. The program is funded in part through the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration. 

Program requirements:

  • You must be age 15 (by June 1) or age 16-24 (by date of application)
  • Address verification is required. Use the Begin Online button to see all eligible neighborhoods/municipalities.



  1. Choose which program you would like to apply for:
    • Discover You
      Career exploration, job shadowing, and money management skill-building. Age 15 (by June 1).
    • Summer Work Experience (SWE)
      Job readiness training, financial literacy training, and a summer job based on your interests and abilities. Ages 16-24.
    • Career Accelerator Program (CAP)
      Job readiness training, financial literacy training, and professional work experience directly related to career interests and goals. Ages 18-24, for program alumni, enrolled in post-secondary education.
    See the Apply page on the STL Youth Jobs site for more information on each of these programs.
  2. Assemble the required application items:
    • Social security number
    • Valid email address you check often
    • Resume (Career Accelerator Program applicants only)
    • Personal essay (CAP applicants only)
    • Letter of recommendation (CAP and Discover You applicants only)
    • Transcript (CAP applicants only)



  1. Review the STL Youth Jobs information page.
  2. Confirm that enrollment is open.
  3. Click Begin Online to apply.

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What to Expect

After submitting an application, an STL Youth Jobs representative will contact you for an intake. During the intake, youth must present ALL of the following documentation:

  • Birth certificate OR social security card
  • Photo ID (school ID, driver license, etc.)
  • If your photo ID does not have your current address, you must show proof of your home address (utility bill, lease, etc.)
  • Family income document



St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment

(314) 589-8000

1520 Market St., 3rd Floor,
St. Louis, MO 63103-2634

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8a.m.-5p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment

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