The application deadline for Pima County's Summer Youth Program for 14- to 21-year-olds has been extended to March 16.
Depending on funding levels, up to 1,500 Pima County youths can work for entities such as Pima County, the City of Tucson, the University of Arizona, and dozens of participating local businesses to gain valuable experience. All participants will be paid the Arizona minimum wage of $10.50 per hour.
The county offers the program in two sessions, June 4-28 and July 2-28.
The jobs offered vary from manual labor to clerical to retail, offering youths a chance to learn about good work habits and employer expectations in a variety of settings. Work hours range between 20-40 hours per week.
Youths not working full time can also earn high school credits through classes in math, reading and writing. Depending on the specific work or educational track chosen, participants will be placed in programs ranging from four to seven weeks.
Program participants are selected based on a variety of factors, including their grades, assessment scores, and work interests. The deadline to submit a report card and take the entrance assessment is March 23.
For more information, call 520-724-9639.