Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that applications for the Mayor's 2010 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) will be accepted Monday, May 23 until June 1st. This locally and federally funded summer employment program has the potential to employ over 250 youth workers who will gain valuable work experience, earn wages and contribute to Pittsburgh’s economic growth.
"This is a terrific program that keeps our young people on the right track by connecting them with positive wage-earning activities that will help them gain life-long employment skills,” Ravenstahl said.
The PSYEP is available to City of Pittsburgh residents between the ages of 14 and 21. Youths will be assigned to perform outdoor work, including restoration and conservation of City parks, public property and vacant lots, and internships, including general office work in a variety of local businesses. Youths will be paid $7.25/hour and may work up to 30-hours per week. Employment begins July 5th and continues until August 12th.
Applications are available by download at www.pittsburghpartnership.org or www.pittsburghpa.gov, or at the PSYEP application centers: YouthLINK (South) at 2600 East Carson Street (412-390-2441) or YouthLINK/Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center at 5321 Penn Avenue (412-452-1513). Applications must be submitted in person at one of the two PSYEP application centers. The required eligibility documentation stated in the guidelines. Applicants who are less than 18 years of age must have applications signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Funding for the 2011 PSYEP has been made possible by the Mayor’s allocation of CDBG funding and a generous donation from The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Applicants who seek more information about the 2010 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program may contact Jim Brenner, Youth Programs Supervisor for the Pittsburgh Partnership at 412-552-7035, or email@example.com.
The mission of the Pittsburgh Partnership is to support the vision of Pittsburgh as a world-class city by ensuring the creation of a workforce development system that sustains economic growth and competitiveness by meeting the employment and training needs of employers, job seekers, incumbent workers and youth.