D.C. Youth Corps

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June 26th – September 15th

Narrow the Divide and put #FUTUREFIRST

In an effort to narrow the divide between youth of color and the knowledge based economy, DC Youth Corps is a community-driven initiative to invest in youth of color by providing access to tech-enabled opportunities.

Technical Training

Beyond basic skills, technical education in areas such as mobile application development, analytics, coding and digital marketing.

Job-Site Exposure

Real world work experience in conjunction with skills training will allow for practical application and analysis.

Entrepreneurship

Participants will go through the formal process of forming a business through the use of lean canvas to develop a business model to pitch in front of investors.

Building on a Legacy

The Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment program is a legacy initiative that was founded to provide opportunity and access to DC area youth. At its inception, SYEP put residents on a pathway to make a livable wage, purchase a home and grow a family in the District. The programs impact now spans generations as it continues to give DC Youth a leg up. As the District transitions into a knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy, there is a unique opportunity to provide the next generation of DC residents with a path to prosperity.

For Employers

Successful companies of the future realize the importance of investing in diversity today. DC Youth Corps in partnership with DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program is seeking 12 week apprenticeship opportunities for DC youth in tech-enabled careers. In addition to working with you as an apprentice, DC Youth Corps provides participants with parallel programming including professional development, leadership and technical training. By partnering with DC Youth Corps, you have an opportunity to access local diverse talent and evaluate performance for potential permanent placement after 12 weeks.

For Participants

Do more this summer and invest in your future with Future First. The DC Youth Corps in partnership with DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program provides 12 week apprenticeship opportunities for DC youth in tech-enabled careers. In addition to working with your employer through the SYEP program as an apprentice, Future First provides you with training in professional development, leadership and technical training. Through DC Youth Corps, you have an opportunity to differentiate yourself amongst your peers and position yourself for a future in technology or entrepreneurship.

Addressing the Wealth Gap in the District…

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