Mayor's Youth Employment Program

MYEP Students smiling at the camera while holding #1 hand props at the MYEP Kickoff event.

Mayor's Youth Employment Program

36 Years of Service​​​

In the Mid 1980s, Mayor Harvey Gantt developed a framework for a program to support upward mobility for Charlotte youth.  In 1986 his vision came to life as the Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP), dedicated to providing students with career experiences that help youth develop career goals, stay in school, achieve academically, and enhance social skills that enable them to succeed in life. Over the years the MYEP has gained state and national recognition.

In celebration of 35 years of service, staff members reflected on our accomplishments, and the community leaders and businesses that assisted us in providing thousands of opportunities for youth. We feel most fortunate to continue this important work, and we can't wait to see what the next 35 years will hold.


MYEP 35th Anniversary Logo

Students, Pa​rents, and Teachers

Community Partners and Employers

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