Mayor's Youth Employment Program

MYEP Host Employers at Kickoff Event 

​Become a Host Employer

With your help, each year the Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP) trains and develops the future workforce for the City of Charlotte.  Youth provide multiple benefits to businesses, such as increased productivity by having students engaged in meaningful task and project work. 

Host Employer Benefits

• A pre-screened student who holds the Career Readiness Training Certification
• Direct support and monitoring of the student through regular communication with MYEP staff
• An opportunity to train future employees
• A chance to give back to our community by making a difference in the life of a young person

Host Employer Role

• Identify a supervisor who will be able to devote sufficient time to the student
• Develop a clear job description for the student
• Provide orientation or job-specific training, if required
• Offer students a minimum of 20 hours per week (for 5 weeks during the summer) at a rate of $9.00 per hour

Ways to Support the Mayor's Youth Employment Program

• Provide a work experience or job opportunity
• Sponsor a youth to participate in our Virtual MYEP programming
• Serve as a Subject Matter Expert online with the virtual cohort or serve as one of our Lead Employers in the virtual space


MYEP Social Shout Outs

Before applying to become a Host Employer, please read the Host Employer Guide to fully understand the expectations and requirements:


Elizabeth Harris (Historic Rosedale Plantation) stated: “Jessica has truly done a first-class job in all areas.  She is focused, punctual and has a good work ethic.  When given an assignment, she can complete it with normal to minimal instruction.”

Danielle Frazier (Charlotte Works) stated:  “[Diamond] was a pleasure to work with.  She always displayed a high level of professionalism and had a great attitude and we would like for her to continue participating in our ambassador program.”