MYEEP provides subsidized employment opportunities for approximately 1,200 low-income, high school aged youth each year. The goal of the program is to support the positive development of youth in San Francisco by engaging them in meaningful employment, career, leadership, and community involvement opportunities. MYEEP is overseen by a collaboration of 12 community-based organizations, which ensures citywide inclusion in the program, as well as access to a diverse array of services.
SF YouthWorks is a unique high school internship program that teaches young people crucial job skills while sparking their interest in public service careers. Over the past 13 program years, SF YouthWorks has placed more than 4,500 youth in paid internships within San Francisco city government. Participants have the option to intern in more than 30 city departments, including the Department of Public Health, the District Attorney’s office, the Board of Supervisors, and of course, DCYF!
Workreation is a unique San Francisco program designed especially for teens 14 through 17 years old. Participants work for minimum wage in a variety of recreational, aquatic, horticultural, administrative, and athletic positions throughout the Recreation and Park Department. Teens are provided the opportunity to develop leadership skills, problem solving, work along side others, and community awareness. They develop job-related skills such as safety awareness, job retention, program planning and implementation, communication skills, and first aid. Teens work for 10 hours per week during the school year and 20 to 30 hours per week during the summer months. All teens 14 through 17 years old who attend school in San Francisco, live in San Francisco, or have a Parent or Guardian who works in San Francisco are eligible. Admittance into the program is highly competitive and based on his or her application, interview results, and background clearance.