Project Hometown: Diverse Perspectives, Stronger Communities
Summer Jobs Programs

Summer jobs programs are a promising intervention with proven benefits for youth — especially those most impacted by the pandemic. Research indicates that summer jobs programs improve economic outcomes for youth. Limiting the damage of the pandemic, especially among the most vulnerable, supports the Fed's inclusive full employment mandate.

How Do Youth Benefit from Summer Jobs Programs?

  • Earn an income
  • Learn to manage money
  • Explore career pathways
  • Gain workplace skills
  • Build self-confidence

How Do Communities Benefit from Summer Jobs Programs?

  • Grow their local economy
  • Experience a reduction in crime
  • Strengthen local schools

How Do Employers Benefit from Summer Jobs Programs?

  • Diversify recruiting pipelines
  • Build connections with local communities
  • Deepen civic engagement

How Can You Help?

  • Volunteer
  • Mentor
  • Create a job

Contact Thrive Chicago to connect with youth through Thrive's reconnection hubs and community-based organization partners.

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