SYJTP skills session and worksite applications open

2023 SYJTP Skills Session Sign-Ups

Partners for Youth will join community partners for the 2023 Summer Youth Job Training Program Skills Session for youth workers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. The skills session will take place at a location to be announced soon. This event will automatically qualify youth for the City’s 2023 Summer Youth Job Training Program. Sign-ups are first come, first served.  

The Summer Youth Job Training Program (SYJTP) provides workforce training opportunities for 300 Lexington youth who are rising 10th, 11th and 12th-grade high school students by teaming with Lexington’s business and community-based partners. Youth workers will work part-time, up to 20 hours per week, and earn $15 per hour. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government pays all youth workers’ salaries.

  • WHO: Representatives from the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Junior Achievement, LexTran, Sisters Road to Freedom, Inc. and more
  • WHAT:  Summer Youth Job Training Program Skills Sessions
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4
  • WHERE:  To be announced


2023 SYJTP Worksite Applications

The 2023 Summer Youth Job Training Program seeks local businesses and community-based organizations to serve as worksites for this year’s program. SYJTP offers Lexington youth the opportunity to gain work experience, develop interpersonal skills, and learn and explore vocational interests all while earning income during the summer.

“We are so excited for another year of the Summer Youth Job Training Program,” said Partners for Youth Executive Director, Hannah Brosnan. “This is an amazing opportunity for youth to develop skills and gain workforce experience under the guidance and wisdom of partnering businesses and organizations in our community.”

As part of the Summer Youth Job Training Program, participating employers do not incur direct wage costs.  All the youth workers’ wages and employment-related costs are paid directly by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.  However, each worksite’s investment in training, supervision and mentorship of youth workers is an invaluable component of the public-private partnership.

The high school students will work part-time, up to 20 hours per week, and will earn $15 per hour.  The program runs for six weeks, beginning June 12 through July 21, 2023. Three hundred students are expected to participate in this year’s program. 

Interested businesses and organizations in Lexington are encouraged to apply on the city’s website. The deadline to apply to be a 2023 worksite is Friday, Feb. 17, 2023. A worksite orientation is scheduled for March 29, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Building 3rd Floor Conference Room, 101 E. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507.