Summer 2021 Youth Employment Program participants
Summer 2021 Youth Employment Program participants

Escambia County 2021 Youth Employment Participants Honored During Ceremony

Escambia County’s Youth Employment Program participants were recognized by District 3 Commissioner Lumon May and Neighborhood & Human Services staff for their hard work this summer during a ceremony Friday, July 23 at the Brownsville Community Center, located at 3200 W. De Soto St.

Summer 2021 Youth Employment Program ceremony
Summer 2021 Youth Employment Program ceremony

The Youth Employment Program gave approximately 100 youth the opportunity to get paid work experience in various county departments, including Animal Services, Building Services, Community and Media Relations, County Attorney, Development Services, District 3 County Commissioners Office, Engineering/Traffic, Extension Services, Facilities Management, IT, Library Services, Escambia County Area Transit, Neighborhood and Human Services, Parks and Recreation, Public Safety, Supervisor of Elections and the Escambia County School District.

District 3 Commissioner Lumon May with Summer 2021 Youth Employment Program participants.
District 3 Commissioner Lumon May with Summer 2021 Youth Employment Program participants.

“The goal of this program is to give hope and opportunity to young people,” said District 3 Commissioner Lumon May. “This program provides such a great opportunity for the young people in our community to get real world, hands-on job experience, so that in the future, these young people will be able to use their knowledge and expertise to give back to their community. We’ve had a great time this year, and I would like to thank all of our directors who made it possible for young people to come and work.”

Summer 2021 Youth Employment Program participants
Summer 2021 Youth Employment Program participants

Through the program, youth worked up to 30 hours a week, gaining valuable experience all summer while learning workforce etiquette such as professional dress, timeliness and respect. Youth Employment Program participants also received job readiness training and post-employment briefings, which provided them feedback about their job performance.

District 3 Commissioner Lumon May with Summer 2021 Youth Employment Program participants.
District 3 Commissioner Lumon May with Summer 2021 Youth Employment Program participants.

Watch a video of the 2021 Summer Youth Employment ceremony here.
Watch a video made by Community and Media Relations youth employment workers Danielle Leatherwood, Madilyn Smith and Taylon Stokes.

Information about future cycles of the Escambia County Youth Employment Program will be posted at myescambia.com/youthemployment and on the Escambia County Facebook page.

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