Youth Development Program

Making the World a Better Place For All of Us

The POC Youth Development program is designed to equip low-income, academically talented youth 14 – 17 years of age with workforce readiness, leadership, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. The program operates during the summer months and provides a stipend position to youth for training and employment.

Training topics include:

  • Interviewing
  • Social/emotional skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision making/Goal setting
  • Budgeting/Financial management
  • Employability skills
  • Health issues
  • Leadership and community involvement

After training, students are assigned to many different employers to gain hands-on work experience.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 14-17 years of age
  • Presently in high school
  • Meet DEO Poverty Income Guidelines (please click here for income guidelines)
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
How to Apply: PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE 2020 YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM HAS ENDED

Please click here to complete and submit your application to be considered for the Youth Development Program:

Program Contact Information: (727) 823-4101 ext. 115

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