Erie County is launching the fifth year of the Summer Jobs and More Program with seven orientation sessions scheduled for locations around Erie County.
Sessions are scheduled for the following dates and locations:
Tuesday, April 24 – 5 to 7 p.m., Girard High School Library, 1135 Lake St.
Wednesday, April 25 – 5 to 7 p.m., Union City High School Lecture Room, 105 Concord St.
Tuesday, May 1 – 5 to 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Center, 312 Chestnut St.
Wednesday, May 2 – 1 to 3 p.m., GECAC, 18 W. Ninth St.
Thursday, May 3 – 5-7 p.m., Booker T. Washington Center, 1720 Holland St.
Tuesday, May 8 – 5-7 p.m., McDowell High School Library, 3580 W. 38th St.
Wednesday, May 9 – 5-7 p.m., Northwestern High School, 100 Harthan Way.
The orientation sessions will provide more information about the program as well as the opportunity to apply. Young people interested in participating in the program must attend an orientation session. After attending a session and applying, young people will be interviewed before acceptance to the program.
Those attending an orientation session must bring a completed proof of TANF eligibility, such as a SNAP benefits form or free/reduced lunch verification, and two forms of identification, such as a valid driver’s license, birth certificate, school ID or Social Security Card. Those under the age of 18 must bring a completed working papers application and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Summer J.A.M. program is open to Erie County residents ages 16 to 21 whose household income is at or above 250 percent of federal guidelines. The program is a collaborative effort of Erie County, the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority and the Erie Community Foundation.