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Mayor’s Youth Academy 2019 Summer Employment Program Accepting Applications

Richmond, VA – The City of Richmond’s Office of Community Wealth Building is accepting applications for the Mayor’s Youth Academy 2019 Summer Employment Program through April 1, 2019. The Mayor’s Youth Academy is open to all City of Richmond youth, ages 14-19, who are enrolled in either a secondary or post-secondary educational institution. Eligible participants must be registered as full-time students during the preceding academic year. Youth are not required to have previous work experience to apply, but they must meet the program’s eligibility criteria.
Interested youth may apply here for one of the following areas:

Counselor In Training (CIT), youth ages 14 – 16:

This program is designed to give youth an opportunity to develop skills related to recreational and educational careers. CITs will be responsible for assisting the counselors in daily administration of the Summer Camp Program, including: ensuring the well-being and safety of all participants, administering games and activities, maintaining a fun and safe environment for the participants, keeping the camp room clean and assisting with signing campers in and out each day.

Beginning in April, counselor candidates will participate in a six-week training program that will meet on Wednesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. Training sessions will include customer service, dressing for success, First Aid & CPR certification, health and nutrition, ethics, leadership skills, arts & crafts and group game facilitation. Upon successful completion of all required training, candidates will be assigned to a recreation facility and serve as counselors for nine weeks.

Summer Work Experience, youth ages 16 – 19:

Interns participating in this program are provided with diverse employment placements and introduced to a variety of industries and career paths including: higher education, non-profits, library sciences, entrepreneurships, human/social services, state government, law, healthcare and information technology. Mayor’s Youth Academy Work Experience interns are prepared to enhance productivity and contribute to a positive work environment with enthusiasm and professionalism. Mayor’s Youth Academy Work Experience interns will be certified “Job Ready” and receive four weeks of pre-employment training designed to strengthen the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

King’s Dominion, youth ages 16 – 19:

The Mayor’s Youth Academy offers summer employment opportunities for city youth through Kings Dominion Amusement Park located in Doswell, Virginia. Transportation by bus is available for selected program participants.

For more information, please call (804) 646-7480 or email

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