The Office of Youth Programs (OYP) recognizes that the earlier we reach our youth with opportunities, the greater we expand their chances of success. The Office of Youth Programs partners with Urban Alliance to secure meaningful summer internship experiences.
Jr. Talent Leaders
A program designed to ensure that middle school youth are able to gain exposure into a myriad of careers, interest and labor market information at an early age. Research has identified middle school as a time when students can benefit the most from career exploration.
Sr. Talent Leaders
A program designed to aid youth in acquiring internships that are fully subsidized by the private sector. All youth will receive intensive work readiness training and have direct access to mentoring and professional development coaching. Currently, we partner with Urban Alliance to serve our Sr. Talent Leaders.
Public-private partnerships like this result in meaningful work experience and mentorship for District youth.
See a brief list of public-private partners below: