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Support youth participants in exploring career opporutnities, build professional networks, and develop essential job and leadership skills. Reach out today if you would like to support the program and/or if you have any questions about how to participate. SummerWorks has allowed me to become the person that I want to be and have the opportunity to grow.

SummerWorks is the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program, a 10-week summer employment and mentorship program that pairs local employers with young adults aged 16-24. It connects youth to resources for building professional networks, exploring career opportunities, and developing essential job and leadership skills. We have a new name and a new look, but are still dedicated to providing the experience that hundreds of local young adults have received over the past few years.

This year, we hope to continue growing to allow more young adults to explore more potential career paths than ever before. We believe that youth employment promotes positive social relationships between youth, local employers, and the community and it prepares young people for the high-demand jobs within our community.
Highlights

read more › Participate in virtual professional development to improve your "Essential Skills" such as resume writing, interviewing, and more. Match with an adult mentor who can answer questions, provide career advice, and strengthen professional networks. Attend career sneak peek events to learn what it's like to work in different career fields. To be eligible for SummerWorks, you must be 16-24 years old and currently reside in Washtenaw County.

read more › The SummerWorks employees challenge us to think differently in how we do our work. They come to the office with a unique approach, and new perspectives that have helped us grow. Grow the future workforce: Introduce the next generation to your business and the opportunities and ideas in your field. Learn from the young adults: SummerWorks recruits and prepares great candidates to support your business or organization. Bring fresh eyes and energy to a project you've always wanted done over the summer.

read more › Launched in 2020, the SummerWorks mentorship program is intended to connect young adults with a mentor to help them explore career opportunities, build their professional networks, and develop essential job and leadership skills. SummerWorks mentors represent a wide range of career trajectories, educational backgrounds, identities, and experiences. Connect young professionals with a trusted adult who can help them think through opportunities in the context of their career path and long-term goals.

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