Opportunities & Life Lessons: YPI Summer Youth Jobs

opportunities_and_life_lessons.pngYPI was pleased to join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and Los Angeles County Supervisors Don Knabe, Sheila Kuehl, Mark Ridley-Thomas and Hilda Solis at a recent press conference to announce a countywide summer youth employment program. “Last year we not only met, but beat my promise to double our youth summer jobs to 10,000 – and this year, we’re on track to hit nearly 20,000 countywide, “ said Garcetti. 

This summer, YPI will place more than 600 youth in summer jobs all across Los Angeles. YPI’s Summer Youth Employment Program provides low-income youth ages 14-24 with 20 hours of job training (where they learn skills like resume development, how to interview, and financial literacy) and 100 hours of placement at a job site.

YPI pays youth an hourly wage for the full 120 hours of program participation. The Youth Employment Program is often the first work experience and an important career step for many participants. 

Know a Teen in Need of a Summer Job?

Go to www.HireLAYouth.com Youth are selected by a lottery system and assigned to the provider closest to their home address.

Know a Business/Office/Organization that would like to employ a youth– at NO COST to them?

Contact Ana Aguirre, YPI Director at aaguirre@ypiusa.org for more information.

“A summer job can provide essential experience that is crucial to snagging better jobs later, experts say. Research shows that for every year teenagers work while in high school, income rises an average of 15 percent when they are in their 20s.”

New York Times, July 3, 2015

Read more in:

“It’s Summer, but Where Are the Teenage Workers?”


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