April 30, 2013
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue
Formerly known as the MTV Program, The Mid-South Teen Summer Volunteer Fair is an annual event designed to make teen volunteerism easy, accessible and fun! It is a great way for teens, ages 13-17, to find ongoing volunteer opportunities both during the school year and the summer months.
This volunteer recruitment fair gives teens the opportunity to increases their understanding of community needs, build leadership skills, learn respect, and enhance social awareness all while serving their community.
This gives teens the perfect opportunity to meet with several agency representatives so they can decide the best way to spend their summer making an impact volunteering. As a Mid-South Teen Summer Volunteer, teens would have the chance to serve at a variety of agencies addressing different social issues such as hunger, animals, arts, seniors and more. There are numerous opportunities to choose! http://www.volunteermidsouth.org
Memphis Youth Career Development Program
The Memphis Youth Career Development Program (MYCDP) is a partnership with the Greater Memphis Chamber and Cummins Inc. The program will provide a work learning experience to youth by acquainting them with career opportunities as identified in the MemphisED Fast Forward Initiative. The program will develop employable, manageable, prepared individuals to succeed in the emerging workforce.
The Memphis Youth Career Development Program (MYCDP) is an eight week interactive summer employment program that addresses the complexities and the requirements to succeed in the world of employment. The program will educate youth with a comprehensive experience designed to enlighten them to the expectations and needs of the workforce. Youth will also acquire knowledge of emerging technology and workforce indicators of the future. Interactive activities offered through the program will afford youth the opportunity to place theoretical information into practical application. MYCDP is a multidimensional workforce curriculum that offers a diverse group of staff serving as mentors, workshop leaders, and business advisors.
Participant Training Sessions
- Exploring the World of Employment
- Empowerment through Financial Management
- Essentials to Effective Communication
- Developing Skills to Resolve Conflict and Create Solutions
- Managing Time to Increase Productivity
- Health, Wellness and Fitness Life Styles
- Becoming the Best You
- Creating Your Future
- To create opportunities for Memphis/Shelby County youth to empower them to become successfully employed
- To educate our youth to have clear understanding of the expectations to build
- character and strong work ethics
- To provide training that is inclusive of workforce essentials that explore all aspects of employability, education and personal development skills
- To encourage youth to reach their highest goals through mentorship and supportive services provided by the career-to-work programs
Download the 2012 Program Brochure.
Read our Memphis Crossroads article showing how this program is revving Memphis’ economic engines.
For More Information
The program is helmed by Delories Williams, Director of Workforce Development. For more information about the Memphis Youth Career Development Program, please contact Beverly Davis at 901-543-3500.
Summer Jobs+ Bank is now LIVE!
Yesterday, I had the privilege to announce the Summer Jobs+ Bank, and it gave me a chance to think about my summer job experiences and what an important stepping stone they were to my career.
One of my first jobs was in a library — stacking and cataloging books and helping my classmates chose books to read.
I remember feeling very important. I also remember the dignity that came with that first paycheck.
I met role models who inspired me to become the first member of my family to go to college. They helped put me on a lifelong career path. And I wouldn’t be the nation’s first Latina Secretary of Labor — if it wasn’t for the summer work experiences I had growing up.
That’s what summer jobs can do for young people — especially in underserved communities. So keeping summer jobs programs alive and well isn’t just part of my job now, it’s personal.
The future of our country depends so much on the skills and experience we give our youth.
So I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the Summer Jobs+ Bank. Together with our partners — and with the help of online job sites big and small — this online job search tool will connect young people like you to summer opportunities nearby or wherever your interests take you.
In addition to traditional job opportunities, the Summer Jobs+ Bank also features innovative online training programs like Code Academy, and job shadowing and mentorship opportunities from non-profit groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs of America
But we didn’t stop there. A few weeks ago we launched the first-ever “White House Code Sprint” — challenging software developers to build their own applications using the Summer Jobs+ Bank. Today I’m happy to announce that what we got back was pretty amazing.
This is an opportunity to provide you with the hands-on training that comes with a summer job. So check out the Summer Jobs+ Bank today, the Code Sprint Apps, and get started on your future career path. Who knows, you may wind up sitting in my chair one day.
Secretary of Labor
The City of Memphis’ Youth Ambassador Program for Memphis high school students, is seeking around 250 new students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades to apply for their year round enrichment program.
Applications accepted February 13th-March 16th. Students are to complete the online application at the City of Memphis’s Career Opportunities Page. Eligible students will be interviewed in April, and they will begin the program in June. *This is not a summer jobs program. It is year round.*
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
See Also: Kids Are Alright | The Fly-By | Memphis Flyer.
NEW JOB CORPS ADMISSIONS CENTER ADDRESS
New Address Effective November 28th, 2011
22 N. Front Street, Suite 680
Memphis, TN 38103
(STILL DOWNTOWN; NOW AT THE FALLS BUILDING)
PHONE: 901-525-4491/ FAX: 901-525-4401
NEW ORIENTATION SCHEDULE:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday @ 2pm
(*except Federal and other holidays*)
Job Corps Overview:
Job Corps has been a viable option for young people for almost 50 years! The premise of this residential program is to make a young person (age 16-24) employable by encouraging self development and providing an environment conducive to creating a more marketable and independent youth. Female referrals are strongly needed at this time. To us, employability includes the following:
- Hands on training in over 100 competitive trades at centers across the country
- A completed education (high school diploma or GED if a person does not already have one
- Mobility (students have the opportunity to earn a driver’s license while in the program)
Job Corps is a drug free environment and drug tests are mandatory upon entry.
We are also a zero- tolerance program looking for suitable and committed applicants!
Position Title: Youth Engagement Specialist – Part-time (20 hours weekly)
Supervised By: Urban Youth Initiative Executive Director and JustCare Family Network Project Director
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for developing youth-driven programs and activities for youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance diagnosis or who have a family member with mental illness to facilitate their participation in the system of care and to foster leadership abilities in youth. Coordinate with local agencies and organizations to develop appropriate opportunities for enrolled youth and their siblings and establish support mechanisms that enhance their ability to participate.
- Establish relationships with local agencies and organizations that serve youth.
- Engage youth with SED and their siblings to encourage and facilitate their involvement in the development of an effective system of care.
- Establish a Youth Council(s) as a part of the system of care structure and provide the appropriate training for leadership development
- Serve in the JustCare Family Network (JCFN) governing body and appropriate Workgroups
- Coordinate the development of a plan for involvement of youth.
- Provide peer support to youth served in the system of care.
- Help identify Youth Council members to serve on the JCFN Governance structure and appropriate Workgroups
- Steering Committee or sub-committees and existing community youth councils.
- Help Youth Council members to identify outreach opportunities in the community to promote system of care and to erase the stigma associated with mental illness.
- Encourage Youth Council members to think out of the box in order to educate community via the social marketing plan and youth activities\projects.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; some college preferred. Experience with and preference for working with youth with SED.
Skills and Knowledge Required:
Must possess the ability and desire to learn new skills that include cultural competency, and principles of system of care. Must have some leadership experience with youth and knowledge of youth specific issues (development stages, suicidality, peer pressure, etc).
Ability to work well with others, good communication and organizational skills, and value cultural differences. Ability to engage youth and coordinate activities.
Urban Youth Initiative Inc. is a grant partner with JustCare Family Network, A System of Care forShelbyCounty
URBAN YOUTH INITIATIVE
1548 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
(901) 729-3988 phone
(901) 869-0726 fax
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