Mayor's Youth Employment Program


Charlotte Career Discovery Day

Thank you to all those t​hat participated in the 2016 Charlotte Career Discovery Day! Thousands of students were directly impacted by the support of local businesses and community partners.

Charlotte Career Discovery Day provides local high school youth an opportunity to learn more about opportunities in career fields ranging from Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) to Human Services, Local Government and more. To help prepare our youth for 21st Century careers, each year over 100 local businesses and universities share hands-on experiences with up to 4,000 youth in a fun-filled, educational event. 

​The event includes a fashion show where local youth model how to dress for success in the work place, messages from local elected officials and other civic leaders and, most importantly, opportunities for youth to be exposed to real-world work and educational opportunities. 

View a Video of the 2016 Charlotte Career Discovery Day. 

Learn how your business can participate in the 2017 Charlotte Career Discovery Day on April 20, 2017 by emailing

A big "THANK YOU" to our sponsors!