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

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