Teens: gain valuable work experience, build your resume, and make some extra money!

Did you know that the City of Sacramento has job opportunities for teens? Gain valuable work experience, build your resume, and make some extra money!

A cool job in a splashy environment awaits you

As a lifeguard, individuals will have an opportunity to learn lifesaving skills, teach children how to swim, and engage with the local community. Individuals at least 16 years of age, currently certified, or meet the lifeguard course prerequisites are encouraged to apply. For those that need training, the City will reimburse $150 of the training cost.

Reimbursement is upon completion of a successful season of employment with the City. The Aquatics Section offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. All interested applicants must sign up through the City’s aquatics website. Lifeguards will work through the 2018 pool season beginning May 2018. Salary starts at $12.76 an hour. City will offer its last lifeguard course this weekend, April 14-15 and next weekend, April 21 -22 (Course code #175489).

Summer @ City Hall

The six-week summer learning experience provides teens (sophomores and juniors) the opportunity to learn about local government processes and how to become an active member of their communities.  Students are supported throughout the program by certified teachers that deliver curriculum focusing on civic engagement and youth development. Upon completion of the program students receive five high school credits and a stipend. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 27. More information can be found on the City’s website.

Prime Time Teen Program

The program is a fun, interactive work readiness training program for youth between the ages of 13-17.  Participants gain skills in job searching, resume development, completing job applications, interviewing, financial literacy, communication, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and community service. All participants who meet attendance goals and participate in a youth-led community project will receive a $200 stipend. This program is free and has limited space. For dates and additional details, please call (916) 808-6023.

Thousand Strong

We have some great news for our high school students here in Sacramento. Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s Thousand Strong initiative has kicked off its second year. Although the application period has currently closed, the program is still accepting applications for the waitlist. Should spaces become available, interested parties will be notified via email and provided with additional information regarding training locations and times. You may submit your application here.

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