April 1, 2019
Contact: Melissa Randazzo
Are you a Mesa teen entering your junior or senior year of high school in August 2019? If so, get a head start on exploring careers with Mayor Giles' Mayor's TeenForce.
"The Mayor's TeenForce is a great way to give our high school juniors and seniors experience in a career they are interested in before they go to college or enter the workforce," Mayor John Giles said.
The four-week program places Mesa students in local businesses for short term internships along with service projects and job skills training.
Participants will focus on leadership, teamwork, communication, responsibility and compassion to help prepare them for the workforce in their area of interest. Some of the host industries include healthcare, engineering, education and law.
The commitment is less than 20 hours per week and includes three four-hour days of interning and one five-hour day of professional development or service learning.
The application period opens April 1 and closes May 3 with an orientation meeting on May 29. Internships begin on June 3. For more information about Mayor's TeenForce or to sign up go to www.mesaaz.gov/teenforce.