Seattle Youth Summer and Fall Employment 2016

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

3rd Trimester
Application opens: August 1, 2016
Application deadline: September 1, 2016
Internships: Oct. 19th – December 9th
150 hours, up to 8 weeks

ENROLLMENT OPEN:
Aug 1st, 2016 – Sept 9th, 2016

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The City of Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) supports participants with comprehensive internship opportunities aimed at meeting the employment needs of underserved youth and young adults in our community; promoting their work readiness and ultimately strengthening their career development.

How to Get Involved
The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) would like to introduce to you its new Internship Program for 2016!

As part of Mayor Ed Murray’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative, SYEP has shifted its programming focus to continue increasing internship and work readiness opportunities. Starting in 2016, SYEP’s internship program will be available in a year-round trimester based model.

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1st Trimester
Applications closed

2nd Trimester
Application opens: April 1, 2016
Application deadline: May 2, 2016
Internships: June 29th – Aug. 19th
150 hours, up to 7 weeks

Not all youth who apply will be placed or be eligible to be placed. Eligible participants are provided with:

Job coaching and encouragement
Job readiness training
Career exploration
Transportation support to/from internship site
Internships and jobs with a variety of Seattle area businesses
There are a limited number of spots and every effort will be made to place those picked in preferred locations.

To apply, call 206-386-1375 or submit an application online.

If you are in need of computer access, please connect with your local community center or library branch for support. Official hard copy applications will be available by contacting the SYEP office.

For more information on SYEP’s program, including eligibility requirements, please contact our office.

Community Providers
If you are interested in recommending a youth or young adult to the Seattle Youth Employment Program, please contact our main office to submit an SYEP Recommendation Form and for additional support.

Internship Host
If you are interested in hosting a youth or young adult in your company or organization, please see the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative here!

Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

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May 5 – Youth 16-24 Seattle Opportunity & Job Fair !

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Your Future Starts Here Seattle & King County.

Are you between 16 and 24 and not in school or working?

More than 30 national and local companies want to hire you!

Register now!

Hundreds of Interviews & On the Spot Offers –
Register TODAY to guarantee your interview!

When: May 5th, 9 am to 4 pm – Come for most of the day or just a few hours

Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave, Seattle, WA 98134

What: Seattle Opportunity & Job Fair – Access everything you need to help with your job search or education

Meet and interview with more than 30 companies
Practice your interview skills with one-on-one coaching
Create or improve your resume with personalized support
Get help with job applications
Learn about options to complete high school and explore college
Tap into legal resources for youth involved with the justice system or interested in immigration services
Find a mentor, a job training program, and much more!
FREE FOOD!

Looking for a ride to the Opportunity Fair? Lyft is providing up to $50 of ride share credit for registered attendees who are new users and over 18 years old. Click here to get your ride code! Under 18 or not a new user to Lyft? Bus passes will also be available at the fair.

Follow the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative on Facebook or Twitter for updates. You’ll also find great tools to help you get ready at http://www.startsomewhere.org.

Looking for a flyer about the fair? Click here to download.

More than 30 major companies to host youth opportunity job fair in Seattle

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On May 5, more than 30 major companies will host a hiring fair for youth at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The job fair is part of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a coalition of top U.S. companies that is expanding its national youth hiring movement to Seattle. Together, they will interview hundreds of 16-24 year olds from King County who are disconnected from employment and education in an effort to connect them with meaningful job opportunities and a pathway to success.

Interested candidates are invited to register for free and pre-schedule their interviews for the May 5 event at http://www.100kOpportunities.org/Seattle.

2016 Student Teen Employment Preparation – S.T.E.P.

Student Teen Employment Preparation – S.T.E.P.

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Download application

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Work Location:
Various parks, facilities, and programs throughout Seattle

Eligibility Requirements:
STEP is open to teens 14 – 19 years of age and you must be able to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants must live in Seattle city limits, or attend a Seattle Public School.

Stipend:
$599.00

Summer 2016 Program dates:
July 6 – August 14

For more information contact 206-684-4575 or teen.programs@seattle.gov.

Read more Visit the Website

Youth Opportunity Summit

Youth Opportunity Summit

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March 16, 2015 by Office of Mayor Murray

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Youth Opportunity Summit Mayor Murray is convening an all-day Youth Opportunity Summit, with a particular focus on improving outcomes for young men of color. This Summit is intended to launch a new conversation about how we can build on the good work of our community partners through better alignment of resources, better coordination across systems and agencies, and through lifting up the voices of young people to address longstanding disparities.

Youth Opportunity Summit

When: Saturday, April 11th, 2015, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: Rainier Beach High School, 8815 S Seward Park Ave, Seattle, WA 98118

Seattle has committed to three related national initiatives:

President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper, a community challenge to improve outcomes for young men of color;
Cities United, an effort by the National League of Cities to reduce black male homicide;
National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, an initiative of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention that seeks to more effectively prevent youth and gang violence.

The Youth Opportunity Summit will also serve as a space for dialogue on how Seattle can connect to a larger national network of communities engaged in addressing disparities for young people of color, identify ways to improve on our local strategies, and ultimately take action to move the needle locally.

Read more FULL REPORT

SEATTLE SUMMER YOUTH JOBS- AGES 14-24

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Seattle, WA – Today, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) announced that the application process for the 2015 Summer Youth Internship Program is now underway. The summer internship program is open to youth and young adults, ages 14-24 who live in Seattle.

“Working together with business leaders, community partners and the City, we will be building the most vigorous youth employment program Seattle has seen in decades,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “This program will help our most at-risk youth develop the skills necessary to compete in the 21st Century economy.”

“Youth summer employment has been shown to reduce poverty, increase school engagement, provide job experience, and reduce participation in risky behaviors and crime, said Catherine Lester, Acting HSD Director. “By investing in the summer jobs, the City is not only investing in the individual participants, but also their families, communities and the city as a whole.”

This year, through the Mayor Ed Murray’s Summer Youth at Work Initiative, the program will employ 2,000 youth and young adults this summer, double the number of jobs provided to youth last year. Eligible youth and young adults will receive paid work experience in positions at various city departments and at private sector placements based on their career interest.

Seattle youth and young adults interested in applying for summer jobs can complete the Online Applicant Information Form or pick one up at SYEP office located at 810 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98104 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The SYEP Applicant Information Form must be completed and received online, mailed or dropped off by 5 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015.

For students without computer access, computers are available at Seattle Public Libraries, Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers, Seattle public high schools, WorkSource Centers, and some community based organizations.

Private sector business and nonprofit organizations can participate in the Summer Youth at Work Initiative by providing a structured and supervised work environment for the summer. Interested businesses and organizations should contact Nancy Yamamoto at 206-684-8189 or Nancy.Yamamoto@seattle.gov for more information.

The Seattle Human Services Department is one of the largest contributors to Seattle’s safety net as it provides $99 million in funding through 522 contracts to nearly 200 agencies that support Seattle’s most vulnerable residents each year. The department works closely with its community partners, including other public and nonprofit funders and service providers, to understand current and emerging human service needs, and to create and invest in a comprehensive and integrated regional human services system.

For more information visit HSD’s Seattle Youth Employment Program webpage.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH: Juvenile Court Department of the King County Superior Court

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Community Programs

Community Service
Youth Workforce Development
School Engagement
Restitution Monitoring & Accountability

Mission: The Community Programs mission is to partner and provide direct service to enhance education, community service, employment and victim restitution opportunities for court-involved youth. This is accomplished through developing strong partnerships and leveraging community resources to serve over 400 high-risk youth offenders each year.

Since 1982, the Community Programs Unit has been the foundation for developing workforce and education partnerships through collaboration with the community and adding valued resources for at-risk youth.

The projects under Community Programs promote balanced and restorative justice by building youth competency, advancing youth connections with community, restoring harm they have caused, and providing developmental skills.

The outcomes of the interventions are measured by the impact they have on raising protective factors or assts that help the young person grow to be a responsible and productive adult.

Workforce Development

Community Programs helps court-involved youth gain the basic work training skills needed to enter the workforce.

The Vocation, Education, Service, Training (VEST) Program provides assessment, pre-employment skills training, community service, and paid work experience internships throughout King County. It is the foundation for leveraging additional resources to expand programming.
The Rainier Valley Youth Service Project provides educational programming, community service, and work training opportunities for court-involved youth in south Seattle.
The New Start Project partners with the King County Work Training Program, Highline School District, and the White Center community to provide alternative education and work training opportunities in southeast King County.
The Minority Business and Youth Alliance partners with women and minority-owned businesses to link court-involved youth with internships with small businesses in King County.
Green Pathways is a movement and county-wide partnership to engage at-risk and court-involved youth to promising careers in emerging green training and occupations.

School Engagement & Truancy Interventions

The program partners with school districts and other programs to provide drop-out intervention services and positive school engagement opportunities. It provides support for youth having school attendance problems in select school districts.

PathNet Drop-Out Intervention is a Systems Integration initiative to re-engage out-of-school court-involved youth with the most appropriate education and training programs to reach educational goals. The program provides one-stop youth assessment and placement at the Renton Youth Source Center, and serves 100 out-of-school youth per year.

Victim Restitution

This program monitors and enforces victim restitution obligations of youth no longer on supervision. Youth that are late with victim restitution payments are offered employment preparation skills through monthly workshops. The Community Programs Unit can provide youth with stipends for competency development, connection to workforce skills training, and opportunities to enter the workforce to meet their legal financial obligations.

The unit is developing a victim awareness program to instill an understanding of the impact of crime on individuals and the community. Community Programs collects over $90,000.00 in restitution each year

Our Success

Community Programs has made it possible for hundreds of court-involved youth to re-engage in school, enter vocational training, enter the workforce, provide meaningful community service, and pay back victim restitution.

Much of this success comes from partnerships with public and private sector businesses, youth service providers, and community support.

Youth who complete the variety of services in Community Programs walk away with an increased understanding of themselves and their community. They also gain valuable skills to assist in their development as productive adults.

Major Partners

King County Department of Community and Human Services
King County Work Training Program
Seattle King County Workforce Development Council
Puget Sound Educational Service District
King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Work Crew
King County Office of Business Relations and Economic Development
Southeast Seattle Effective Development
Rainier Chamber of Commerce
Highline School District

How You Can Become Involved

Provide job shadowing, career exploration opportunity with your business. Youth observe and write a report on various occupations as they explore the worlds of work.
Provide a community service project. Provide a public work project giving youth an opportunity to improve their community.
Provide a work experience site. Youth can be paid by the program for up to 100 hours of real work experience in a public or private business.

For more information, contact:

Verne Rainey
Program Manager
King County Superior Court
206-205-9490
verne.rainey@kingcounty.gov

2013 Families and Education Levy Summer Learning Grant Recipients

Source: http://mayormcginn.seattle.gov

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Mayor McGinn, Seattle Public School officials, community leaders, and local students and parents gathered at Northgate Elementary School to announce the beginning of a city-wide investment plan to support summer learning programs – the first of its kind – included in the 2011 Families and Education Levy.

The Levy will invest in school and community-based programs serving students entering Seattle Public Schools’ elementary, middle and high schools in order to provide struggling students with additional learning time to avoid summer learning loss and catch up with their peers.

“We know that summer learning loss disproportionately affects low-income students. Research shows that summer learning loss is estimated to account for 2/3 of the literacy achievement gap in the primary grades,” said McGinn. “By funding summer learning programs across the city, we will help close the achievement gap and reinforce our commitment to all students.”

The summer learning proposals represent a variety of partnerships between schools, Community Based Organizations (CBO) and the City. Among recipients is the Northgate Summer Academy, a collaborative program created by the Seattle Human Services Department, the Seattle Public Library, Seattle Parks and Recreation and Northgate Elementary School. This program will use innovative academic interventions and engaging enrichment opportunities to provide a supportive and creative learning environment essential to student success. All recipient programs, like Northgate Summer Academy, will provide families with unique, nontraditional methods to enhance the learning experience.

This is the first time the Levy has included funds for summer learning. Recognizing the need to offer extended learning opportunities to some students, the Levy planning committee designed a plan to use Levy funding for that purpose. The Office for Education (OFE) carried out a Request for Investment (RFI) process from Oct. 2012 to Jan. 2013 to award funds for the summer of 2013. Schools and Community Based Organizations, alone or in partnership, were encouraged to apply. Nine organizations have been awarded funds equaling $903,924, which will be used to benefit more than 950 students this year.

Recipients include:

Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seattle Public Schools
The Denise Louie Education Center
Denny International Middle School
YMCA of Greater Seattle
YMCA 9th Grade Transition
Refugee Women’s Alliance
Southwest Youth and Family Services

Programs awarded funds this year will continue to receive Levy funds through summer 2019 contingent on meeting performance targets. The Levy is expected to provide funding for summer learning programs at all grade levels totaling $17.2 million over 7 years.

Let’s Slow Down Speeding Drivers Near Garfield and 23rd Avenue!

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From: Update on Drunk Driving Incident Near Eckstein

There is a School Road Safety Task Force that the Mayor had started before this incident. Still an important issue. More info below.

Draft Roles, School Road Safety Task Force

Act as a sounding board for Mayor and City staff through the process of creating a School Road Safety Analysis & Action Plan (SRSAaAP). This process will require members to:

o Provide input on analysis of safety, accessibility, and mobility around schools

o Provide input on school zone safety enforcement practices in Seattle, including the implementation and outreach plan for installing additional school zone speed cameras

o Provide input on process and criteria for prioritizing physical improvements at schools

o Provide input on current City road safety education programs and recommend additional education programs based on best practices

o Provide input on policies and programs impacting trip patterns and mode choices by students and parents

· Act as a liaison to school communities and a conduit for feedback regarding the elements of the SRSAaAP

· Promote public understanding of and participation in school traffic safety programs

School Road Safety Analysis & Action Plan

Outreach, Draft Components of the Plan

Exact scope and scale of the School Road Safety Analysis & Action Plan is still to be determined but may include the following main components:
1) Evaluation of existing street environments around schools
2) Review of existing legislation and policies related to school traffic safety and mobility
3) Development of a process and criteria for identifying and prioritizing physical improvements near schools, building on the existing Safe Routes to School program
4) Development of a safety and mobility education toolbox that can be used at all schools, building on elements developed already through Be Super Safe (the education campaign for the Road Safety Action Plan)
5) Development of an implementation plan for installing traffic school zone speed cameras and other potential enforcement programs
6) Review of best practices from peer cities for enforcement (including emphasis patrols) and recommend potential changes to existing enforcement practices

City of Seattle
Office of Mayor Mike McGinn

Rebecca Deehr
Policy Analyst
PO Box 94749
Seattle, WA 98124
T: (206) 233-2662
F: (206) 684-5360
rebecca.deehr@seattle.gov