Summer Youth Job Training Program

The City of Lexington is gearing up for an expanded Summer Youth Job Training Program. SYJTP offers Lexington youth the opportunity to gain work experience, develop interpersonal skills. Participants will learn and explore career interests, all while earning income during the summer. We invite your business and/or community organization to join our public-private partnership by serving as a worksite. 

Our 2020 SYJTP worksite orientation will be held on Wednesday, March 25, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the Phoenix Building, at 101 East Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507.  If you plan to attend please RSVP by March 23. 

Listed below is a brief SYJTP Informational Summary for your reference:

What is SYJTP?

The Summer Youth Job Training Program provides workforce training opportunities for 300 Lexington youth, who are rising 10, 11 and 12th grade high school students, by teaming with Lexington’s business and community-based partners. Youth workers will work part-time, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week, and will earn $10.10 per hour.  All youth workers’ salaries are paid by the city government.


The 2020 SYJTP will run for a full six weeks, beginning on June 8 and ending on July 17.  Youth workers will be assigned to their worksites by May 15 and will contact the worksite supervisor prior to their start date. 

What’s New in 2020?

The city government and Fayette County Public Schools are partnering to provide meaningful employment experiences, which will spark their interest in exploring career opportunities. Youth will learn the importance of soft skills, such as punctuality, professionalism, teamwork, and work ethics.

Public—Private Partnership

Summer Youth Job Training Program is locally funded and is administered by the Youth Services. Youth Workers are compensated by the city government, while area businesses offer valuable work assignments and experience.

Host a youth worker

If you are interested in being an SYJTP employer fill out the application and the worksite agreement.

The deadline is Friday, March 13.

2020 Worksite Application

Worksite Agreement

Employer intro letter

If you have questions contact Briana Persley at (859) 280-8003, or via email at

2020 SYJTP youth worker application