City of Memphis Accepting Applications for MPLOY Youth Summer Experience and Memphis Ambassadors Program

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The Memphis Office of Youth Services is accepting applications for the MPLOY Youth Summer Experience and the Memphis Ambassadors Program.

Online registration is open December 1 – December 31, 2016

For more information, visit cityofmemphisyouth.org.

Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP): Program Overview
MAP is a year-round development program for youth participants in grades 9-12 that offers engagement with career-readiness and college-preparation skills. The program’s curriculum is based on four core values: Education, Health, Employability, and Civic and Social Responsibility. Ambassadors meet every week to receive support in their transition from high school to post-secondary options, and participate in life skill exercises, such as resume writing, ACT practice sessions, financial literacy workshops, and fitness training. Each summer, Senior Ambassadors receive full-time internships with the City of Memphis in Park Services, Engineering, Libraries, the City Attorney’s Office and more. During enrichment camp for freshmen, sophomore and junior ambassadors, students will: build employment skills, gain cultural exposure, learn about health and wellness, and participate in team-building activities.

MPLOY Youth Summer Experience (MPLOY): Program Overview
MPLOY is a locally funded initiative administered by MOYS that provides 1,000 City of Memphis youth ages 14 to 21 with meaningful and rewarding summer experiences. The MPLOY Youth Summer Experience offers various career path options according to the participants’ strengths and interests, including soft skills training, entry-level positions, and internships. Some of the top employers in the Memphis area make this possible by agreeing to serve as Business Partners and Service Providers, offering structured job opportunities for youth for six weeks during the summer months.

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