For Birmingham youth 14 & 15 years old
Because companies are usually unwilling to hire youth between 14 and 15 years of age, the Division 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, and not turn 16 years old, by April 30, 2016.
APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS
Applications can be downloaded and printed on-line at www.bhamyouthfirst.org and www.myfoxal.com. Interviews will be held at Fair Park Arena on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The doors will open at 10:00am and close at 10:30am. Youth allowed to enter must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. There will be a very important parent/legal guardian orientation shortly after the doors close.
In order to be interviewed, youth must present the following:
- Completed 2016 Application (both pages)
- Official Copy of Most Recent Report Card (No printouts or progress reports)
- Typed Resume
- Two Recommendation Forms (Note: Forms should not be completed by a relative)
- Typed One-Page 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 2016 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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, contact DYS at 205-320-0879.
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