It’s seems to be everything but official. We’re going traditional! This means that B and C track students and teachers will finally be able to take advantage of summer recreation and work opportunities. C track will have a 4-month vacation this year. Plan now and apply for one of the programs below, or find other opportunities in the College Corner or Career Center. Four months is a long time. It can be an opportunity to earn money, take classes, learn new skills, and meet new people. Many of these programs are free or offer scholarships, so don’t let the cost stop you from applying!
The High School Internship program offers a small group of students from Los Angeles-area public schools an opportunity to learn and work at the museum.
The program provides participants with an introduction to the museum as both a workplace and an exhibition site. Interns meet after
school one day per week, from late September through April. They are introduced to the museum and its exhibitions and staff, take part in special projects, and
work with exhibiting artists. Through intensive training sessions, participants gain knowledge about special exhibition and gallery teaching techniques and
work on public-speaking skills. At the conclusion of their training, interns lead exhibition tours for younger students and peers one morning per week.
The CAP Summer Arts Program (CAPSA) is a free, three week-long intensive summer arts program for experienced young artists entering
grades 10, 11, 12 or graduating high school in June 2009, interested in further exploring their art form, building their artistic skills and deepening their
cultural understanding and personal expression in one of five arts disciplines: Creative Writing, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Visual Arts. This program is
led by outstanding artists on faculty at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and CalArts student instructors who guide students through exciting
and creative experimentation in the arts. The program takes place in July and culminates with performances and exhibitions at Plaza de la Raza.
Dates: July 6-23, 2009
Times: Mondays through Thursdays, 9:00am-5:00pm
CAP Program Coordinator: Carribean Fragoza
Location: Plaza de la Raza, 3540 Mission Road, Los Angeles,
If you have any questions please contact Carribean Fragoza at 661.222.2708.
The City of Los Angeles and the Office of Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa present nine diverse youth programs that strive to provide employment opportunities to youth and young adults from ages 14-24:
Targets young adults and places them in paid private sector full-time and part-time employment.
Eligibility: Young adults ages 16 – 24, living in the City of Los Angeles who have the right to work in the United States.
Contact your high school Career Center directly. Eligibility for 11th Graders: students who have not passed one or both parts of the California High School Exit Exam [CASHEE] and are enrolled in Belmont, Crenshaw, Dorsey, Fremont, Jefferson, Jordan, Lincoln, Locke, Los Angeles, Roosevelt, San Fernando, Sylmar or Wilson high schools.
Eligibility for 12th Graders: 12th grade students who have not passed one or both parts of the CASHEE.
Traditional summer youth employment program administered by the Community Development Department [CDD].
Eligibility: Young adults ages 14-21, living in the City of Los Angeles who have the right to work in the United States [must have a Social Security Card] and qualify as a low income family.
Program will focus on outreach efforts to expand recycling and protecting the environment in Los Angeles.
Eligibility: Youth,, ages 14-21.
Enrollment began in Fall 2007.
The program prepares participants for employment in entry-level positions with the City of Los Angeles, focusing on demand occupations with clearly defined career paths.
Eligibility: Young adults over the age of 18, living in the City of Los Angeles and enrolled in a WorkSource Center who meet income criteria and not be on probation or parole. Contact your local WorkSource Center for additional details.
Provides employment, leadership, and service opportunities that allow youth to work part-time on urban beautification projects throughout the City. The program works with youth ages 14-17. Positions focus on the environment and teamwork. for more information, go to www.lacorps.org/jobs.html
Summer employment opportunities provided citywide at local parks. Positions include recreation assistants, junior life guards, locker attendants, pool clerks and camp counselors. Recreation and Parks hire youth ages 15 and older during the summer. For more information, go to www.laparks.org/job.htm
Student worker positions available at local area high schools.
LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
A six-week program for high school graduates interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education.
Since 2004, Coro Southern California has trained high school-aged Angelenos to become the next generation of leaders of Los Angeles through One LA Teen, its youth leadership program.
Each spring, Coro unites 50 youth from diverse backgrounds in three Saturday workshops during the months of April and May. Youth Fellows conclude their Fellowship by designing and presenting a project that addresses issues affecting their community.
CTY Civic Leadership Institute students, through an introductory course in Civic Engagement & Contemporary Social Issues, explore the complex challenges that affect our communities today, and are introduced to tools and strategies for community development and positive social change. This innovative service-learning program integrates engaging and interactive academic work with meaningful field experiences. Several times each week, during class time, students travel to dynamic urban neighborhoods to engage in hands-on service projects with respected local community organizations.
The 4-H Youth Development Program provides innovative, educational youth-leadership opportunities for youth in urban and rural areas. Volunteers work with 4-H staff to develop citizenship, leadership and life skills through hands-on learning on subjects such as animal care, computer science, and college and career exploration.
Every summer, 4-Hers head to Camp Seeley (in the San Bernardino Mountains) for the 4-H Summer Camp. Open to boys and girls ages 8 to 19.
The Los Angeles Youth Opportunity Movement assists youth ages 14-21 by offering a variety of programs designed to further education, obtain employment, and be positive influences on their communities.