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Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program  Now Accepting Applications

Posted on February 14, 2024

For Immediate Release:
February 14, 2024 
(Jackson, Miss.) – The Department of Human and Cultural Services Family and Youth Division 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 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 8, 2024.
How do I apply?
You can apply for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program online  or by scanning the QR code located on the flyer.  In addition, you can apply by downloading, printing and filling out a paper application from the City of Jackson’s website at  Family and Youth – Jackson, MS ( Applications can also be picked up from the Department of Human and Cultural Services located at 633 N State Street (4th Floor). Applications are due Friday, March 1, 2024. Interviews will be conducted the week of March 11-15, 2024.
For more information, please contact Jasmine Thigpen at 601-960-0556, or email
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