Youth Programs

​​​Charlotte Youth Programs

Closeup shots of diverse teens placed close togetherCharlotte is stronger when our children and youth are thriving. Y​outh programs support the improvement of life outcomes for our youngest citizens and improve the quality of life of our city, our neighborhoods, and our families. ​




 Mayor's Youth Employment Program Works with local businesses to provide teens with exposure to job industries as well as career-oriented internships.


Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Connects Charlotte mentoring agencies, promotes mentoring best practices, promotes standards, and celebrates mentoring through an annual mentoring awards program.



TechCharlotte​ ​TechCharlotte is an initiative aiming to provide 16-24 year olds with technology experiences, industry education and application, and career pathways.



Charlotte Career Discovery Day The CCDD is a highly engaging event that will feature a variety of interactive industry zones designed to expose 4,000 youth to emerging careers in a variety of sectors.