Horizons’s youth employment and entrepreneurship programs include The Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) and Lifeworks Program.

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The Mayor's Youth Employment And Education Program: The Mayor's Youth Education and Employment Program (MYEEP) is the largest after-school youth employment program in San Francisco. Prospective youth must be between the ages of 14-19, a resident of San Francisco, and enrolled in high school or a GED program. The program's primary focus is to develop job skills, provide experiences that increase career awareness and future employability, increase knowledge of educational opportunities, and promote community involvement. Youth earn minimum wage and work up to 10 hours during the school year (October-May) and up to 20 hours during the summer (June-August). Through the MYEEP program, Horizons provides employment and job readiness opportunities for approximately 150 youth per annum.

Schedule: Counselors In Training (CITs) work onsite daily, from 4-6pm to help coordinate the program. Youth participants work up to 10 hours during the school year (October-May) and up to 20 hours during the summer (June-August).

The Lifeworks Employment Program: The LifeWorks Employment Program is a youth workforce development program that provides job readiness, life skills, career exploration, academic support, and worksite placement for youth, ages 14-20, currently on formal or informal probation. The program is offered year round via 2 cycles: Summer (6 weeks, 20 hours per week) and Fall - Spring (30 weeks, 10 hours per week); and youth are paid minimum wage. The program's service delivery model employs a team of 2 adult allies, Employment Coordinator and Tutor, to provide "preparatory experiences" aimed at supporting youth in developing marketable and transferrable skills to explore and secure post-program activities, such as unsubsidized employment opportunities, internships, and post-secondary education. A key program component includes providing pre-employment and on-going work readiness training to support the youth's success in the work place. Youth participants receive 16 hours of pre-employment training, participate in 2-hour bi-weekly job readiness, youth development, life skills training, and hands on work experience at a certified Lifeworks worksite.

Schedule: The program is offered year round via 2 cycles: Summer (6 weeks, 20 hours per week) and Fall - Spring (30 weeks, 10 hours per week).

For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact:

Celina Lucero, Program Director
(415) 487-6715