For employers, hiring youth is a fulfilling and cost-effective way to address critical business needs. These may include filling entry-level job vacancies, completing overlooked administrative projects or addressing coverage gaps during staff vacations or busy seasons. Hiring youth also allows employers to take advantage of the energy and enthusiasm young people bring to their work. Because they have grown up around computers and mobile devices, many young people also possess fluency with technology which can be an immediate asset in the modern workplace.

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For teens, early work experiences play a significant role in their transition to adulthood, by building their sense of self-esteem and independence; allowing them to contribute to their household income and introducing them to both experiences and role models that may shape the way they think about their futures.

By introducing young people to a profession, employers can begin the process of educating the next wave of workers in their industry. The result can be a workplace with increased morale and a greater diversity of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.

Contact Us for More Information

Please contact Meghan Burke below for more information.


Guest Speaker

Provide a short presentation to a classroom or student group

Commitment: less than an hour

Mock Interview

Help teens hone their interview skills

Commitment: under three hours

Youth Committee

A collaboration among businesses and educational professionals, local government, community leaders and youth that aim to provide all youth with opportunities to become productive members of the community.

Commitment: Bi-monthly meeting that last 1.5 hours

Job Shadow

Provide a tour, informational interview and sample work duties

Commitment: under four hours and lunch

Company Tour

Show off your place of business and give insights to the many types of jobs available there

Commitment: under four hours

Career Fair

Inform teens on the details surrounding your occupation and work duties

Commitment: under four hours

Job Fair

Participate in a job fair that targets young adults

Commitment: under four hours

Host an Extern

Provide a teacher with a chance to learn about your industry from the inside and develop relevant student materials

Commitment: Minimum of 50 hours

Sponsor Summer Job

Provide a structured summer employment opportunity for a local teen at your site or at a local non-profit

Commitment: Roughly $1,600

Host an Intern

Provide a temporary work-and-learning opportunity for a local teen

Commitment: Your time to train and mentor

Need Help? Have Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you find the answers to your questions!