Youth Business Mentoring Program
Common Wealth Development's SUMMER 2021 VIRTUAL Youth Business Mentoring Program (YBMP)
The program provides teens with the following:
- A 2-week training that covers pre-employment and financial literacy skill development
- Wrap-around mentoring support from both Common Wealth Development Youth Workforce staff and supportive workplace managers
- A guaranteed job placement
(pending successful completion of two-week training, regular communication with mentor, and show proof of eligibility to work)
April Program Applications
Please note that while applications are accepted on a rolling basis, there are dates that applications need to be turned in by to be considered for certain trainings.
Applications for the summer training are due by Wednesday, June 30th at 5:00pm.
Applications will be considered complete with the submission of both a STUDENT and PARENT/GUARDIAN application.
Intake and Training
After submission, one of the facilitators will be in touch to discuss next steps. If accepted, an intake prior to training will be scheduled at that time.
The July 2021 training will take place July 12th–22nd from 2:00–3:00pm (Monday–Friday). Due to COVID-19, the summer training will be virtual. Youth who are interested must have access to a computer with at minimum a microphone, and ideally a working webcam, to be able to participate fully in programming.
Upon program completion, each student will be paired with a mentor who will meet with them to discuss their goals for working and what they’d like to pursue for employment. CWD will serve as a reference for students and assist them in getting hired at a part-time job, and then work with them to ensure it’s a successful placement. Contact Ashley Hoeft, Youth Employment Specialist with questions.