“Every year during the summer CAPP runs a Summer Youth Employment Program. It is a 6 to 8 week program for Providence Youth ages 14 to 24. The Youth go through a total of 120 paid hours of Work Readiness, Work Experience, and Enrichment Activities. The first 20 hours of the program are dedicated to train each participant in soft skills that will help them prepare in areas such as: Employer expectations, employees' responsibilities, communication, labor laws and much more.
The purpose is to bring together government, business leaders, youth, educators and community partners to address the complexities of youth unemployment, inspire career paths and impact in the lives of youth. In addition to the economic benefits of employment, youth gain valuable real-world work experience, problem-solving and life skills, and access to professional networks through educative and immersion experiences, while employers are able to help prepare the next generation of workers they need. In summer 2019 CAPP employed 40 providence in-school and out-of-school youth between ages of 14-24.
The program will run every week from Tuesday to Friday from July 16th to August 16th 2019. Every Friday beginning July 19th until August 16th Workshops focus on 21st century skills training and activities. The Closing Celebration and networking event on will be held on August 16th 10AM to 2PM, We expect to have an outdoor event to showcase the garden and all recycling projects to the participants, collaborators, parents, and partners and a secondary place like a gym or cafeteria in case of inclement weather conditions.”