TUCSON TEENS: Apply for a Job with the Pima County Summer Youth Program

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SUMMER 2021 UPDATE: Pima County Community and Workforce Development released the following statement, "Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our young people, providers and worksites, we have made the very difficult decision not to operate the Summer Youth Employment Program this year. Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty of how COVID 19 will continue to effect social distancing guidelines, worksite availability, and provider and site staffing as we head into summer makes it difficult to ensure that SYEP can be operated safely and efficiently. Please know Pima County Youth Center is open and ready to assist with employment, training, and educational services. Call (520) 724-9649 or email Youth.Center@pima.gov for more information."

Tucson Teens (ages 14-21) – Get a job this summer that will give you career skills and get you ready for college. Plus, earn money in a 20-40hr/week position!

Available jobs include administrative support, clerk, child care aide, recreation aide, library page, patient care technician, and more.

You could end up working at a park, a library, a hospital, a daycare center, even the zoo!

Program participants are selected based on their applications, assessment scores or transcript, and work interests.

There are two steps to get started. (1) Submit your application. (2) Email or drop off a current report card or transcript.


Applicants must turn 14 by late May.


All teens who are accepted into the program will be paid $12 per hour.


If you are currently not in school, you will need to set up an appointment to take the TABE (The Adult Basic Education) test, which is based on reading and math. Note that the TABE isn’t a pass or fail test. Instead, it helps program representatives to know which program might be better suited for that individual. If there is a basic skills deficiency, then students may be referred to a basic skills program where they can attend school and work on improving their reading and math scores. They STILL GET PAID for attending school as long as they complete the program successfully.


The deadline to apply is TBDSpace is limited. Approximately 1200 students will be selected for 2022.

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