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Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

For Immediate Release:

February 7, 2023

Applications open for Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program 

(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 to 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 the 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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