Extended deadline to apply for youth summer jobs

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Metropolitan Action Commission offers nearly 700 paid work experiences, internships and peer leadership opportunities for Davidson County youth and young adults ages 14-24.

The deadline to apply for these opportunities has been extended from Friday April 8 to Friday April 15.

So far, more than 545 Davidson County candidates have applied.

Metro Action’s POWER Youth Summer Employment initiative partners with metropolitan government employers, businesses, non-profits and other organizations to provide seasonal, part-time, year-round and career preparation.

Summer opportunities are coordinated by age groups as follows:

  • 14-15 years old. Experience Work participants earn $12 per hour when working on arts or community development projects.
  • 16-19 years old. High school interns earn $14 an hour working independently on private, public, nonprofit, and university job sites, and receive pre-program training and coaching to ensure they have the skills necessary for work.
  • 20-24 years old. Peer Leaders earn $17 an hour while developing skills transferable to a career in youth development.

All positions, except year-round positions, will start on June 6 and end on July 22. Applicants must have a Davidson County address to be eligible for the program.

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Youth and young adults in the 37208 community will have access to computers to create their POWER Youth account and access the online portal to apply for positions at the Goodwill Career Center-Lifsey, located at 937 Herman Street.

For questions about POWER Youth Summer Employment programs or how to apply, contact Katina Bass at [email protected] or 615-862-8860 ext. 77431 or [email protected]

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