Although approximately 60% of young adults participated in summer employment opportunities in the 1990s, it has since dropped to 40% according to the Bureau of Labor. This is of particular concern because both youth and their communities benefit dramatically when they are employed throughout the summer season.
That’s why YAVAPAI@WORK is proud to offer summer job opportunities for the young adults of Arizona! Here’s what that entails:
Benefits of Summer Jobs for Youth
Did you know that having a summer job as a teen is beneficial beyond the financial rewards? In fact, there are a few different ways that employment can improve the lives of young adults:
- It teaches them skills like problem-solving and teamwork that will benefit them in their careers.
- Summer jobs help young people learn responsibility and prove their work ethic in preparation for the future.
- Youth employed during the summer are more likely to see improvements in their community engagement and social skills.
The 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program
If you’re an Yavapai County youth aged 16-24 and you’re looking for a great summer job, it’s time to check out the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program!
These jobs will start as an 8-week summer employment opportunity, but some of the positions can lead to permanent jobs as well. If your goal is to continue completing your education and employment goals, the NACOG staff are happy to assist you in developing your skills!
If this opportunity sounds exciting to you, our orientation sessions will provide you with the information you need to succeed. They are open to all youth and parents who want to learn about this program and they are free to attend!
On both April 24, 2019 and May 8, 2019, sessions will take place at 3:30 pm at 221 N. Marina Street in Prescott and 1500 E. Cherry Street in Cottonwood. Choose the location that is most convenient for you, and bring a pen, notepad, and your drive to succeed!
If you’re ready to start working with an organization that cares about seeing you succeed, attend our orientation sessions on April 24th and May 8th. If you have questions or if you require our career assistance services, contact us at 928-778-1422 or visit us here. We look forward to working with you!