For Birmingham youth 14 & 15 years old
EXPOSURE PROGRAM OUTLINE
Because companies are usually unwilling to hire youth between 14 and 15 years of age, the Department of Youth Services partners with the public and nonprofit sectors of the business community to provide youth with exposure to the job experience. The Exposure Component of the Kids & Jobs Program gives deserving Birmingham youth who might otherwise not be given the chance an opportunity to experience the workplace for the first time.
Youth who apply for this program must live within the Birmingham city limits, be at least 14 years old by June 12, 2023.
APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS
Interviews will be held at Bill Harris Arena on Saturday, April 15, 2023. The doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 a.m. Youth allowed to enter must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
In order to be interviewed, youth must present the following:
- Completed Application (All pages and forms)
- Copy of Most Recent Report Card
- Typed Resume
- Two Recommendation Forms (Note: Forms should not be completed by a relative)
- Typed 200 Word Response to the Essay Question listed on the application. (Note: The essay should be attached to your application packet.)
During the interview, potential program participants will be scored in five areas: Application, Articulation, Appearance, Attitude and Academics.
POST INTERVIEW NOTIFICATION
DYS will notify applicants by mail regarding (1) their acceptance into the 2023 Kids & Jobs Program and (2) the date, time, and location of orientation for youth who are hired to participate in the program.
This summer, there will be one four-week session. Program participants will work four hours per day, five days a week. DYS will provide youth selected to participate in the program with details about their work location and schedule.
Please download and complete the Exposure application and bring to the Bill Harris Arena on Saturday, April 15, 2023.