LEAD Program – Leadership and Employment, Achievement and Direction
Training Dates for CYCLE 7: June 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, excluding weekends.
Paid Job Experience: July - December 2014
Applications will be available early Spring.
The Leadership and Employment, Achievement and Direction (LEAD) program provides unique training in civic engagement, leadership and employability skills to young people ages 15 to 21. This fun and interactive experience consists of workshops in résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, financial literacy, and field trips to local businesses and colleges.
The Mayor’s 50 is a campaign to identify 50 businesses to partner with the City of Grand Rapids to provide meaningful jobs for young people. Students will be hired by various local businesses that specialize in web development, marketing, graphic design, customer service, investment management, engineering, and more.
>Age 15 to 21 at start of program
>Grand Rapids resident – Those living in the Believe to Become Hope Zones are strongly encouraged to apply.
>Eligible to work in the United States of America
>Must be attending high school with a 2.0 cumulative GPA, a high school graduate
or enrolled in college or a GED program
>Must be able to commit to entire length of training, subsequent job placement
through December 2013 and monthly workshops
For more information, contact Our Community’s Children Program Coordinator, Shannon L. Harris at 616.456.3558 or email@example.com.
LEAD is managed by Our Community’s Children, a public/private partnership between the City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Public Schools and community partners. This program is made possible through grants from the Urban Cooperation Board and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.