Building a future workforce begins with the Phoenix Reach and Invest in Summer Youth Employment program. This annual Phoenix Youth RISE summer employment opportunity returns in 2021 to place motivated youth and young adults with businesses for summer jobs paid by the city of Phoenix.

The value these interns give participating businesses means extra resources to complete lagging projects, jump-start new ones, or catch up on work that may have been set aside during the long days of the pandemic.

“It’s heartening to see summer job opportunities returning for our young people with the Phoenix Youth RISE program for 2021,” says Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “For businesses, this is a unique chance to mentor and guide our workforce of the future, which is critically important to the continued growth and success of our city.”

Phoenix Youth RISE covers 100 summer intern hours through the months of June and July. The program connects businesses with youth and young adults who have undergone skills training and work-readiness preparing to work up to 20 hours per week.

Payroll costs for participating businesses are covered for up to 100 hours during the four-week program. This gives companies an opportunity to invest in a potential future employee, as well as offer youth and young adult participants a mentor, career guidance and training.

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