Jobs: Opportunity for youth aged 16-19 will open in January

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The City of Shoreline, in partnership with King County and the Best Starts For Kids Levy, will be implementing a new program starting in 2018.

Youth Outreach Leadership and Opportunities (YOLO) proposes a different approach to reach the youth in our community and connect them to services and programs - work with youth to connect with youth. This program aims to reach youth through the community connections of other youth. 

This will be accomplished in two ways, by providing youth employment through a program called Youth Outreach Leadership and Opportunities (YOLO), and by providing direct access to needed services based on youth input and community need.

YOLO is a job-skill and leadership development program as well as a youth outreach program. It cultivates the ability to connect with youth that have traditionally been challenging to reach or are underserved and provide access to services they may need. YOLO is designed to dynamically respond to the changing needs of diverse youth through proactive peer-to-peer outreach and by removing barriers to their engagement in the community.

This element is centered on reaching underserved populations in our community by creating youth occupied entry-level employment positions. The newly created Youth Outreach Leaders (YOLs) will provide information and support to help youth with the goal to help them access programs and services in their community.

These new positions will provide entry-level job experience through supervision by Youth and Teen Development staff who will provide one-on-one mentoring, leadership training and peer to peer mentorship skills.

These (7) new positions will be open in January to youth aged 16-19 and provide a concrete youth-led connection between the youth in our community and the services available to those young people. If you know of a young person who would be interested in this position or in this program please have them contact the City of Shoreline.

Contact azoller@shorelinewa.gov for additional information.



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