Summer Youth Employment Program

Program Application Deadline is Friday, June 28, 2013
Not accepting applications at this time!

The Office of the Mayor-President will administer a Summer Youth Employment Program called "Love Our Community." The four (4) week program will involve projects related to environmental stewardship and fighting blight. We will engage young people from the ages of 14 to 16 in professional and educational development, as well as hands on experience with building community gardens and painting murals on blighted property.

The program will be held July 15th through August 9th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in various locations across the city. Participants must commit to the full four (4) week program. Program Application Deadline is Friday, June 28th.

Program Description

Love Our Community Program Participants will work with Department of Public Works staff and community leaders to gain hands-on experience in environmental stewardship and neighborhood revitalization to give the youth an opportunity to become change agents in their community. Projects include but are not limited to the following:

Bullet image maintaining trees, shrubs, gardens and green spaces;

Bullet image various environmental stewardship projects;

Bullet image fighting blight;

Bullet image promoting sustainability;

Participation in the program will also give the participants a chance to learn the various aspects of City-Parish government and how it operates. In addition, while participants are expected to meet work obligations they will also be provided with multiple educational and professional development opportunities that plant seeds for future employment and academic success. Program participants will receive a salary of $8. an hour.

Bullet image must be between the ages of 14 years old and 16 years old;

Bullet image must be willing to work hard;

Bullet image must be a team player and willing to work collaboratively in a group

Bullet image must be enrolled in school and live in East Baton Rouge Parish;

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 must complete the entire application and adhere to the pre-determined deadlines;

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 must submit pre-employment drug screening;

Bullet image must provide or arrange transportation to work site locations;

Bullet image must be willing to commit to working no more than 20 hours per week for four weeks in an outdoor environment;

Bullet image must agree to work collaboratively to plan and execute a community service project that will impact their community;

Summer Youth Community Program Resources

Summer Youth Community Program Minor Work Permit Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Summer Youth Community Program Participants Job Description Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Summer Community Program Youth Team Supervisor Job Description Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Summer Youth Community Program Team Supervisor Job Application Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Be sure to check back next year for our annual Summer Youth Community Employment Program. Opportunities will be advertised here on BR Proud's site. For more information, contact Kia Bickham,, or by calling (225) 389-3100.