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Summer Youth Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Summer Youth Training Program (SYTP)?

The Summer Youth Training Program is presented in partnership with Leon County and CareerSource Capital Region. The 5 week program provides young adults ages 14-24 years old work experience during the summer in Leon County Government. The program starts on Monday, June 8, 2020 and ends on Friday, July 10, 2020. The salary is $8.56/hr.  

What are the qualifications?

  • Between 14-24 Years Old
  • Leon County Resident
  • Able to commit to all 5 weeks, 20 hours a week
  • Must attend required Dynamic Futures Training

Preference will be given to those that meet the “at risk” CareerSource Dynamic Futures Program Criteria

  • Between the ages of 16-24
  • Not currently enrolled in high school or college
  • Must attend required Dynamic Futures Training

When will the application link be available?

The online application link will open on Monday, March 2, 2020 (8:00 am EST) and will close on Friday, April 3, 2020 (5:00 pm EST). You must complete and submit your online application by 5:00 pm, April 3.

How many positions can I apply for?

You may apply for a maximum of two positions.

What if I do not have a computer at home?

If you do not have access to a computer at home, use your school computer lab or go to any Leon County Public Library or CareerSource Capital Region location.

How many hours can I work? What times will I work?

Participants can work up to 20 hours/week. The exact times can be negotiated with supervisors.

What will I learn during the additional required training?

Throughout the Summer Youth Training Employment Program, participants will participate in CareerSource Capital Region’s Dynamic Futures training. During this training, they will learn professional soft skills like time management, presentation, and networking along with leadership, goal setting, post-secondary and career exploration, and financial literacy.  The Dynamic Future sessions provide an engaging environment that includes group activities and practical learning experiences

Do I need to call to confirm my application was received?

No. You will can print your application when you submit your application.

When will I be contacted?

If you are chosen to come in for an interview, you will be contacted in May. Applicants not chosen will receive a postcard in the mail before the start of the program.