"Summer 16" is an Ann Arbor-area jobs program

Posted at 5:57 AM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 05:57:47-04

The "Summer 16" Youth Employment Program in Washtenaw County aims to give young people an opportunity to learn new skills and get their foot into the door.

It's for those who are 16-to-24 who are willing to work at participating businesses for 11 weeks this summer in a job that's 20-hours a week and pays $9.00 an hour.

Those committed to the program also must take part in a work-readiness training program in April and May.

The employment and mentorship period will run from June 20th to September 2nd.

The program is being put on by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, Michigan Works!, and the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce.

They're still looking for businesses to take part, and they're already accepting applications from young people.

Want to be a part of "Summer 16?"

Youth and businesses can both sign up online at

LaChelle Barton – a Career Advisor at Michigan Works!—can also give young people more information. Her number is (734)714-9835.

Businesses with questions are directed to Akelah Burks, Career Advisor at Michigan Works! at (734)714-9834.