Summer Youth Employment Program

Providing Youth with Valuable Work Experience

The summer Youth Employment Program provides St. Louis City students between the ages of 16 and 24 with paid employment during the summer. Selected youth work in a variety of clerical and assistant or aide roles with government agencies, libraries, community organizations, for-profits, nonprofits and more. The program offers more than just a job. It is a true learning experience, with lessons about how to obtain a job, how to keep a job and how to become professional. This dynamic program is designed to prepare youth for the future workforce.

Available Summer Youth Employment Programs


DESCRIPTION: 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 an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration. The program offers:

  • Work experience at a local business or organization based on individual’s interests and abilities
  • Pay $10 per hour
  • Work for 8 weeks or up to 160 hours
  • Opening a bank account
  • Job Readiness & Financial Literacy training
  • Resume & Interview training
  • A job coach/mentor
  • Meeting new and exciting people
  • Special events & Networking opportunities



Want More Information?

We are dedicated to providing our youth with tools and resources that prepare them for the workforce. If you have any questions, please click “More Information” link bellow to fill out the form and our Youth Program Specialist will contact you.

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SLATE Missouri Job Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact 314-589-8000. Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Missouri Relay Number 711.
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