2021 Kids and Jobs

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The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services’ (DYS) Kids and Jobs Program is returning for the 2021 Summer. The program cultivates the professional development necessary for youth and young adults to become an integral part of the workforce. This year, DYS Kids and Jobs – Navigate Your Future Program will provide a hybrid of virtual and limited in-person job opportunities and virtual work-based learning, giving students an “earn and learn” experience on a digital learning platform. This platform, called LRNG, provides career readiness training and helps students develop 21st-century skills necessary to enter the workforce. In addition, DYS will also still offer limited on-site work experiences. The City of Birmingham is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will make changes as necessary under CDC and city guidelines to best protect all participants in the Kids and Jobs program.

2021 Kids and Jobs Program is a partnership between the City of Birmingham, Navigate Affordable Housing Partnership, and the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO).

The program will consist of the following:

  • Minimum of 5 hours a day
  • 5 Days Per Week
  • 3-Week Period


  • 14-19-year old students
  • Must reside in the City of Birmingham
  • Must have a school report card or transcript
  • No GPA requirement but grades will be considered

Application can be found here: 


Applications will also be available online at www.bhamyouthfirst.org beginning June 7th. Applications must be submitted online by June 14, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.  Applicants must live in the City of Birmingham to participate in the Kids & Jobs Program.

For more information about the Kids & Jobs Program, contact DYS at (205) 320-0879 or email at dys@birminghamal.gov

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