Employer Partners

There are so many ways for local employers to participate in YouthWorks. No matter how you choose to help, the YouthWorks team will help you navigate through the process! If you aren't sure what is the right fit for your organization, please contact our team.

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Businesses, Non-profits, and Government organizations can select talented youth who have already completed a 5-week work readiness program. The cost to hire a talented YouthWorks program participant is $3,000. 

  • We screen youth for interests and skills;
  • You interview and select program participant(s) or receive pre-screened referrals;
  • Your organization can pay your Youthworker(s) directly or have the City arrange payment;
  • We provide a comprehensive information session.
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Businesses, Non-profits and Government organizations can host a Youthworker at your worksite for up to 8 weeks.

  • We will provide a stipend to cover the cost of employing a Youthworker program participant;
  • You select from a pool of talented youth who have completed a 5-week work readiness program;
  • Your organization provides supervision and a meaningful work experience;
  • We provide a comprehensive information session.

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YouthWorks Recruitment Fair: Jun 22, 2023 9:30am-12:30pm; Holton Career and Resource Center; Free!


There are several different ways to contribute to the YouthWorks program:

  • Your contribution of $3,000 will support a YouthWorks participant for 8 weeks of employment. 
    • Any level of contribution is welcomed.
  • Provide job-shadowing opportunities;
  • Provide site-visits;
  • Provide mentoring.

Recruitment fair!

Register to Attend Durham YouthWorks Recruitment Fair on June 22, 2023 from 9:30am - 12:30pm.

Questions or concerns?

If you need more information, have questions, or aren't sure how best to contribute to YouthWorks, please contact us using our online form, or by emailing [email protected]

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