Summer Youth Job Training Program

Lexington’s 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 while earning income during the summer. We invite your business or community organization to join our public-private partnership by serving as a worksite.

What is SYJTP?

The Summer Youth Job Training Program 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 city government pays all youth workers’ salaries.

SYJTP dates

The Summer Youth Job Training Program will run for a whole six-week period. Youth workers will be assigned to their worksites and will contact the worksite supervisor before their start date.

The 2023 SYJTP will run from June 12 – July 21, 2023.

Public/Private Partnership

Summer Youth Job Training Program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for 2023 and is administered by Partners for Youth and Youth Services. Youth workers are compensated by the city government, while area businesses offer valuable work assignments and experience.

Worksite information

To become a worksite, submit an application and complete the worksite agreement. Direct questions to

Letter of invitation to worksites

Worksite agreement

Worksite application 

Youth Information

Skills Session Refresher

June 2, 2023
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.

This is an opportunity for those who previously attended in February to freshen up on Soft Skills presented by Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass and Transportation Navigation presented by LexTran and those who are newly enrolled to receive this valuable information. Registration is required. You must register by May 26, 2023.


Participating worksites

Youth can access all participating worksites through the link below. Take the time to explore available opportunities and be ready to list your choices on your application. 

Worksite catalog