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Applications open for Mayor Lumumba’s Summer Youth Employment Program 

Posted on February 22, 2022

For Immediate Release: 
February 22, 2022
(Jackson, Miss.) – The Family and Youth Division of the Department of Human and Cultural Services has begun accepting applications for its Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The annual program offers Jackson youth paid opportunities to develop an array of work skills and experience and aims to foster an environment that teaches work ethics and life skills, while providing exposure to diverse careers in the private and public sector.
“We need to expose our young people to the work environment so that they can begin to envision themselves in that environment,” said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “It is through opportunities like this that we engage our young people and broaden their horizons.”
The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program is open to all City of Jackson residents between the ages of 16 – 24 years old. To qualify for the program, students must be 16 years old by March 4, 2022.
Applications are available for download on the City’s website. Applications can also be picked up from the Department of Human and Cultural Services in Metrocenter Mall. Applications are due Friday, March 4. Interviews will be conducted the week of March 15-18.
For more information, please contact Jasmine Thigpen at 601-960-0556, or email
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