Here is how the process works after a youth has submitted an application:
- Youth will be checked for eligibility and contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- If selected and space permits, youth will receive a call or text from an STL Youth Jobs representative to schedule an interview.
- Interviews can happen as early as February 1st and will continue until spots are full. (Note that due to delays with COVID-19, we may be doing interviews in new ways instead of in-person.)
- Even if a youth submits an application in January, do not be alarmed if a phone call is not received until May. It takes time to filter through all of the applications.
- When arriving for the scheduled interview, youth should come dressed in business casual attire to the best of their abilities (if they are scheduled for a face-to-face or in-person interview).
- Upon successfully completing the interview, youth will be scheduled for mandatory job readiness training sessions (all trainings are now post-poned to May 15th, at the earliest, due to delays with COVID-19).
- Once youth complete training sessions, youth are eligible to be placed with one of our employer partners (a local business).
- Youth are eligible to work for a maximum of 160 hours over the summer starting at $10/hour and no earlier than June 1st (this date remains the same for now) for our general program. The Career Accelerator Program (CAP) is still scheduled to operate from June 15 – August 7.
- Adjustments will be made accordingly to all plans and dates as we learn more from school and government officials regarding action steps around COVID-19. See our response here.
If selected for the program, youth will need to bring the following documents:
- A photo ID (examples: current state ID, driver license, school ID).
- Social Security Card or Birth Certificate.
- A piece of mail (with the youth’s name and address on it) that verifies the address associated with the youth application.
- Accepted applicants are required to have a bank account. If youth have an account, they must bring a voided check or letter from the bank with the account number, routing number, and youth’s name. If youth do not have an account, we will assist youth in opening a bank account during the enrollment process.
The above items are needed to officially complete youth enrollment so that youth are eligible for a summer job.
How can a youth check on the status of an application?
Depending on the volume of applications that we have received, the amount of time it will take for youth to hear from an STL Youth Jobs representative will vary. If youth have questions about the status of the application, youth may call Jerica Robinson at 314-499-8176 extension 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Make all messages clear, identifying the youth’s name on the application and a good contact phone number and email address.