Mayor's Youth Employment Program

ABOUT THE MAYOR'S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (MYEP)

​​Since 1986, the MYEP has worked to prepare Charlotte’s youth for future employment. The program focuses on leveraging relationships with businesses and the community to provide meaningful, career-oriented internships for participants.

MYEP MISSION:
To provide all Charlotte youth with equitable career development opportunities to explore the world of work, build social capital, and enhance economic mobility.

MYEP VISION:
MYEP participants explore careers, hone skills, and gain exposure to models of professionalism, creating pathways to attainable career goals. As youth achieve, our community is strengthened.

MYEP seeks to build partnerships with host employers in the private, public, and non-profit sectors of Charlotte’s economy who are able to provide one-of-a-kind career experiences for MYEP participants. Businesses provide career experiences that help youth develop career goals, stay in school, achieve academically, and enhance social skills that enable them to succeed in life. Students connect to the world of work which enables businesses and communities to know the needs and successes of the students and schools.​​​​

About Our Program:

MYEP participants are motivated high school age youth seeking career exploration or employment opportunities.Participants include youth associated with various community partners, charter schools, home school, elearning and others. Youth must be 16 on or before April 15, 2019. Charlotte Mecklenburg-Schools students may contact the Career Development Coordinator (CDC) at their school regarding participating in the MYEP. Non-CMS students may contact 704-336-5577 for information.

MYEP Internships:

  • The MYEP maintains an 8-week summer experience window from June 17-Aug 9, 2019. During the eight-week window, students are required to prioritize their MYEP work experience for six weeks
  • Students will average 25 hours of work per 6 weeks for a total of 150 hours
  • Students will be paid a minimum rate of $9.00 per hour
  • The MYEP cannot guarantee internship or job placement

Applying youth must:

  • Have a current photo ID and a Social Security number
  • Complete a MYEP interview
  • Be enrolled as a current student in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or reside in the City of Charlotte
  • Complete an online application
  • Be 16 on or before April 15, 2019
  • Successfully pass a drug screening and background check

*Business partner placement is subject to position availability.


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