©2019 by JumpStart Youth Employment Program - Maine Township D207

JumpStart Youth Employment Program


2601 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Employers and Community Members

JumpStart provides paid work experiences to youth looking to gain job skills in certain fields

What to expect

  • JumpStart pays eligible youth wages and payroll taxes while taking on an internship in local business or organization

  • Partners will provide a meaningful work experience to youth to improve their work-readiness skills and introduce youth to best-practices within the organization and industry

  • Managers are asked to treat the youth as a “real” employee

  • Career Advisor will check-in to ensure that expectations are being met

  • Experiences are typically 15-20 hours per week, for a total of 120 hours

Areas of interest

Employers needing short-term help, one-time-only help, or interested in hiring a student on a more permanent basis, please contact Patricia Kamienski at pkamienski@maine207.org

Potential areas of employment for our youth include:

  • Child/Elder Care Activities

  • Clerical

  • Food Services

  • Janitorial

  • Stock

  • Retail

If you are interested in working with our youth please contact us.