|Governor Quinn's Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) Youth Employment Program (YEP) will make 1,800 Chicago-area young people ages 16 to 24 available to work part-time at local businesses and organizations for nine weeks in Summer 2013|
Traditional employment and evidence-based mentorship will create the foundation for youth as they set out to gain valuable work experience. All wages will be subsidized by the CVPP state grant program.
Youth and local businesses in CVPP's 23 communities are invited to join the Youth Employment Program.
|CVPP's Youth Employment Program connects businesses and organizations with the next generation of talented and diverse young workers. CVPP will provide job skills training to 1,800 Chicago-area young people ages 16 to 24. These youth will be available to work part-time at partnering local businesses and organizations for nine weeks in Summer 2013.|
- All wages are subsidized by the CVPP state grant program without cost to employers.
- CVPP managers all payroll and bookkeeping functions related to youth employment.
- CVPP manages recruitment and screening and provides workforce development training prior to employment to make youth valued employees.
This program provides employers the opportunity not only to gain a valuable employee without cost, but help mold the next generation of community and business leaders.
Grow your business while providing a young person with valuable work experience!
Youth will be recruited for employment by DVPP agencies in 23 Chicago-area communities. Youth participants will receive wages for 40 hours of job readiness training and 160 hours of employment. They will also be paid for 18 hours of community service activities. Throughout the employment period, youth will receive both one-on-one and group mentoring.
The Youth Employment Program worker application period ended April 30.
The YEP Mentoring component offers youth one-to-one partnership that focuses on the needs of YEP participants. Mentors foster caring and supportive relationships, and encourage individuals to develop to their fullest potential. Mentors will encourage YEP participants to develop their own positive visions for the future. In addition, mentors develop active community partnerships to ensure additional youth support.
YEP's Mentoring component incorporates evidence-based practices to produce positive youth outcomes. The latest mentoring research and evidence from experienced mentoring practitioners were collected for application in the Mentoring component of the YEP program.
Mentors will be matched with youth based on questionnaires that gauge similarity, compatibility of values and attitudes, mutuality of interests, and geographic proximity.