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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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Summer of Service S.O.S.

Applications open now! Deadline Extended: Wednesday, June 8, 5pm!

Click here and fill in application.
Print, sign, and mail/deliver.

The purpose of SOS is to provide youth with personal growth opportunities, inspire community engagement, and introduce early employment and life skills. SOS values and explores environmental stewardship, race and social justice issues, youth empowerment, and recognizes the contributions of young people.

Summer Program dates:
July 11 - August 19

Work Locations:
Various sites throughout the city.

Work Schedule:
Either Mon – Thurs, 9am-3:30pm
or
Tues – Fri, 9am-3:30pm

Eligibility Requirements:
SOS is open to youth CURRENTLY in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Applicants must provide documentation for eligibility to work in the United States (social security number or tax ID number)

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

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Youth Engaged in Service


For ages 13-18, who live in Seattle or attend a Seattle school.

Get life and job skills, make new friends, and get money - and service hours if eligible!

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

The 2016 Summer YES program is a job readiness and leadership development program that places Seattle based youth between the ages of 13 and 18 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 120 hours over a 6 week period (July to August). Sixty 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 60 hours at the conclusion of the program. YES participants must complete a minimum of 120 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.

Summer Program dates:
July 11 - August 19

Work Locations:
Various sites throughout the city.

Eligibility Requirements:
2016 Summer YES is open to teens between the ages of 13 and 18. Applicants must live within the city of Seattle limits (or be eligible to/attend a Seattle public school), and provide documentation for eligibility to work in the United States (social security number or tax ID number).

Stipend:
$150 (No partial stipends awarded)

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.


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.

Summer Program dates:
July 11 - August 19

Work Locations:
Various sites throughout the city.

Work Schedule:
Either Mon – Thurs, 9am-3:30pm
or
Tues – Fri, 9am-3:30pm

Eligibility Requirements:
STEP is open to youth ages 14 and 19. Applicants must live within the city of Seattle limits (or be eligible to/attend a Seattle public school), and provide documentation for eligibility to work in the United States (social security number or tax ID number)

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.

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TAT

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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