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Seattle Parks and Recreation has programs that pay their participants throughout the year. The number of positions is dependent on grant funding for many of these programs. Each program has a different scope, schedule, and requirements. Please use the contact information within each program description for any questions.
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Youth Engaged in Service

For ages 14-19, who live in Seattle or attend a Seattle school.

Get life and job skills, make new friends, and get money - all while learning more about a specific topic (choose from one of five projects).

For more information contact 206-684-4575 or teen.programs@seattle.gov.

The 2016 Winter/Spring YES program is a job readiness and leadership development program that places Seattle based youth between the ages of 14 and 19 in a broad range of service and training opportunities that will prepare participants for the working world while addressing a community need. YES participants volunteer a minimum of sixty five hours over a 12 week period (early October to late December). Thirty hours of the sixty five minimum hours can be used towards the Seattle public high school service learning graduation requirement with proper approval from the school. As recognition for their efforts, YES participants can receive a $150 stipend for the remaining thirty five hours at the conclusion of the program. YES participants must complete a minimum of sixty five hours to be eligible for the stipend. No partial stipends are awarded.

The YES program is a great way to gain job skills and work experience, explore and become more involved in your community, make new friends, get money, and complete some of your service learning hours for school.

Winter Program dates:
January 25 - April 9

Work Locations:
Various sites throughout the city. Specific locations vary by project and can be found on the application.

Eligibility Requirements:
2016 Winter/Spring YES is open to teens between the ages of 14 and 19. Applicants must live within the city of Seattle limits, and provide documentation for eligibility to work in the United States (social security number or tax ID number).

$150 (No partial stipends awarded)

The application for Winter is now closed. Please check back for more information about spring.

For more information contact YES staff at 206-684-4575 or teen.programs@seattle.gov.

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Student Teen Employment Preparation - S.T.E.P.

Winter/Spring Applications are now closed

The STEP program is a year-round job readiness program designed to provide youth with education, job skills and career development training. Work focuses on addressing community needs; team projects may include forest enhancement, trail construction, habitat restoration, organizing community building events and mixed media projects. The program combines on the job work experience, environmental education, safety education and career development training. Participants will develop good work habits, strong team building and communication skills, as well as learning a sound cultural awareness of the environment and their communities.

Winter/Spring Program dates:
January 20th-May 4th, 2016

For more information contact 206-684-4575 or teen.programs@seattle.gov.

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Summer of Service S.O.S.

Thank you for the interest in the SOS program.

The next SOS program will run in Summer 2016, with applications out during Spring break, but make sure to add your email address to our distribution list (top of this page) to be the first to know about our future programs!

For more information contact 206-684-4575 or teen.programs@seattle.gov.

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Student Assistant Program

For more teen jobs with the Seattle Public Library, check out their teen jobs site.

Are you in high school and looking for a great job opportunity? If you are at least 16 years of age and currently enrolled in a high school, G.E.D. program, vocational school or college consider applying to The Seattle Public Library's Student Assistant Program.

The Student Assistant Program is an exciting opportunity for teens and young adults to gain job experience, develop new skills, and work with a diverse group of people at the public library. While attending school, Student Assistants work between 12 and 15 hours per week at the Central Library or one of 26 Library branch locations.

Applications for the Student Assistant Program Adobe Acrobat (PDF) are accepted twice a year, from April 1 - April 30 and from October 1 - October 31.

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The Able Teens (TAT)

The Able Teens

The Able Teens (TAT) is a five-day a week after-school vocational training program for teens between the ages of 14- 20 with developmental disabilities (including autism). As of now, it runs only during the school year. The TAT members learn skills such as cleaning, cooking, food preparation, event set-up, interview skills, bus training, organization, customer service and life skills. TAT is a job readiness program which develops and utilizes person centered plans, incorporates a variety of vocational training and volunteer work experiences and provides leadership opportunities in hopes that each participate will become more independent and ultimately obtain an hourly paid position. In addition TAT provides information about other resources that may benefit the TAT member and/ or their family. The program cost is $10 per day per participant, but families may use DDD and SSI funds to pay for program costs. Participants are not required to attend for five days each week, but may choose how many and which days to attend. During the summer TAT members join together with other Seattle area teens to work as part of the STEP (Student Teen Employment Preparation Program). They work on integrated teams of 10, taking part in environmental restoration, mural painting, neighborhood clean up, community building and outreach projects and by doing so, are developing vocational and social skills needed to be successful in the work-place.

For more information, contact 206-684-4575 or teen.programs@seattle.gov.

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Basketball Scorer & Timers

Program Dates:
During basketball (Fall-Winter), starting as early as October, community centers look for scorers and timers. Candidates must attend a mandatory training and have to be able to work on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from the months of January through March.

Pay Information:
Basketball officials make $20 an hour to start. Scorer and timers are paid on a site by site basis. If you are interested inquire at your local community center.

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Seattle Goodwill

Seattle Goodwill offers some amazing things - job training, education, GED prep, career pathways, cashiering/customer service/computer/retail classes.
Check them out on their website!
Call them at: (206) 329-1000
Email them: goodwill@seattlegoodwill.org

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