If you have a teen or young adult who is looking to work this summer, then you should check out One Summer Chicago. Applications are now being accepted for the program, which offers employment to youth between the ages of 14 and 24 during the summer. There are other life enrichment activities for children and youth of all ages, including camps, sports, arts, and recreation programs.
Most programs are between 20 and 25 hours per week. To qualify, not only do you have to meet the age requirements but you must also be a resident of Chicago. There are several opportunities and jobs could range from working outdoors to being involved in arts and academic enrichment programs.
The city teams up with partner agencies including After School Matters, the Department of Family and Support Services, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Housing Authority, the Chicago Public Libraries, and more, so opportunities are endless for your child.
The program will provide jobs and internships for about 32,000 youth between July 1 through August 9. For more information about One Summer Chicago please visit www.onesummerchicago.org.