First State launches Summer Youth Employment program

Delaware State News
Posted 5/5/21

GEORGETOWN — First State Community Action Agency has launched the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Opportunity as Delaware continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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First State launches Summer Youth Employment program

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GEORGETOWN — First State Community Action Agency has launched the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Opportunity as Delaware continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Following the emergence of the pandemic, First State’s efforts addressed the 2020 Summer Youth Employment, namely by promoting virtual internships and workforce development activities to save the essence of the program and to ensure that the youth continue to receive adequate employment training.


The Youth Employment Opportunity connects Kent and Sussex County youth between ages 16 and 19 with paid work experience each summer and helps them prepare for future careers.


First Sate will offer young people 210-hour work experiences over six weeks from June 28 through Aug. 6. Youth participants will work 30 hours each week earning $9.25 an hour.


By matching them up with entry-level summer jobs at local organizations, participants benefit from a source of income and work experience, and gain skills necessary for academic and professional success.


Online applications will be accepted from May 10 through May 20. Slots are available for a total of 85 youth residing in Kent and Sussex. Youth have until the close of business on May 20 to apply on the agency’s website. To apply, go online and click on “Apply for Services” to receive the application link.


To participate, individuals must meet the following basic requirements:



  •  Must be 16 years old by June 15

  • Live in the Kent or Sussex County

  • Be eligible to work in the U.S.

  • Meet the income guidelines of 200% of the Poverty Level.


For more information, contact Dr. Sandi Hagans-Morris at 856-7761 ext. 113 or shagans-morris@firststatecaa.org.