NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced details of the 2014 NOLA Youth Works Summer Employment Program, a multifaceted program that provides rewarding summer experiences to young people ages 13 to 21. NOLA Youth Works partners with private and non-profit companies and organizations to provide quality summer experiences at safe, structured and properly supervised environments. Summer Youth Employment is a critical component of creating a viable workforce and ensuring economic prosperity for all residents.
Program components include the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) Teen Camp (ages 13-15), Work and Learn (age 15), the Signature Program (ages 15-18), Traditional Program (ages 16-21), Junior Camp Counselors (ages 17-21) and Intern NOLA (ages 18-21).
Applications will be accepted by appointment only at one of two JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center locations: 3400 Tulane Avenue on the second floor and 3520 General De Gaulle Drive, Suite 1030, on the West Bank, and at our partner location in Eastern New Orleans at 13435 Granville Street New Orleans, LA 70129. Appointments must be scheduled online at http://www.nola.gov/nolayouthworks.
Again this year, Mayor Landrieu is calling on local businesses and organizations to sign up to be part of the program.
“Last summer, with the help of our local businesses, we expanded the opportunities for young men in Orleans Parish by putting more than 1,600 youth to work. This year, the City has committed $1.3 million to employ 2,000 youth and we challenge all businesses, no matter the size, to invest in our community and provide opportunities for our youth to learn new job skills,” said Mayor Landrieu.
To accept the Mayor’s Challenge, prospective employers can learn more about the program by visiting http://www.nola.gov/nolayouthworks. Employers can also request information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the City’s Office of Workforce Development at (504) 658-4529.
For 2014, NOLA Youth Works comprises six distinct components:
NORDC Teen Camp, June 2-July 11, 2014 – The NORDC Teen Camp provides a career exploration program and leisure sports including golf and tennis. Breakfast and lunch daily and teens go on field trips weekly. Participants receive a $75 stipend for 30 hours weekly.
Work and Learn, June 16-July 18, 2014 – With programming from various community partners, Work and Learn provides participants with grade level-specific instruction as well as career exploration, job readiness and project-based learning activities. Participants receive a $100 weekly stipend for 20 hours.
Signature Program, June 16-July 18, 2014 – A compilation of unique summer experiences, the Signature Program will provide participants opportunities in industries such as film and architecture. They will be immersed in learning through projects, community service, presentations and field trips. Participants will earn a $100 weekly stipend for 20 hours.
Traditional, June 16-July 18, 2014-Youth will be engaged in a youth friendly environment and receive hands on experience that is reflective of the job placement. Participants will receive $8 an hour for 20 hours weekly.
Junior Camp Counselor, June 9-July 11, 2014- These youth will serve as camp counselors at various camp sites throughout the metro area. Participants will receive $8 an hour for 30 hours weekly.
Intern NOLA, June 9-July 18, 2014 – Participants in this program, who will be selected based on their resumes and interviews, will intern in a local business, non-profit organization or public office. Internship positions will focus on research and short-term projects that provide impact to the host organization. Participants earn $10 an hour for 25-30 hours weekly.
Prospective applicants are urged to go online promptly at http://www.nola.gov/nolayouthworks to schedule an appointment, as slots are expected to fill up quickly and participants are awarded job openings on a first come, first served basis.