What is Youth in Action?
Youth in Action: Summer Work Experience is a program that will provide students who have an intellectual disability the opportunity to find meaningful part-time employment opportunities in their communities! The goal is to provide students the opportunity to earn money during the summer, while adding valuable skills and experiences to their resume.
Students hired by local businesses will be paired with a student job coach, employed by Community Living Essex County. Their role will be to work alongside students and employers to mentor and guide them, ensuring they understand and complete all work related duties.
Why be a part of Youth in Action?
Complete and submit the full application by Friday, April 28th, 2023
Space is limited! There will be up to 20 students chosen to participate during the summer of 2023. Please look at the important dates below to make sure you can participate.
- Application Deadline April 28th
- Interview Week May 8th to 12th
- Group 1: Job Preparation Week May 23rd-May 26th
- Group 1: Six Week Work Placement May 29th to July 7th
- Group 2: Job Preparation Week July 3rd to July 6th
- Group 2: Six Week Work Placement July 10th to Aug 18th
New in 2022, we partnered with the University of Windsor’s Kinesiology Department to provide Youth in Action participants the optional opportunity to join in on physical activity sessions outside of their work schedule. These opportunities for physical activity are made possible by funding from Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.
PLEASE NOTE: Timelines are subject to change. Families will be notified of any changes by Shelbey Pillon, Manager, CL Supports overseeing Career Compass.
Employers Looking for Summer Students
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