Today the mayor announced the launch of an online application process for Jersey City Youth Works, a multi-program initiative providing summer employment and enrichment opportunities to more than 3,000 youth, ages 15-24 years.

This year’s Youth Works program will focus on outdoor jobs at the city’s two public pools, six summer camps, and various sports leagues.  Working in partnership with the Department of Recreation & Youth Development, the Division of Parks will also assign Jersey City Youth Works participants to park maintenance with the goal of ensuring that  “safe, clean spaces are available for athletes, campers, and park-goers throughout the city,” according to today’s press release.

The application process for Jersey City Youth Works begins with the online application, which is now open through April 11, 2021.  Individuals who are selected are then interviewed by representatives of participating organizations.

Department of Recreation & Youth Development programs including basketball, soccer, track & field, tennis, skateboarding and bucket drumming, are set to return the week of March 15, 2021. To apply, go here.

Summer camps will soon be offered at six locations citywide: Berry Lane Park, Enos Jones Park, Bayside Park, Martucci Field, Pershing Field, and Thomas McGovern Park (Country Village).

Said Mayor Fulop, “We are making strides towards a return to normalcy, which is particularly critical for our youth. We’ve worked to safely bring back our youth development and sports programming in order to empower our young residents who are at a pivotal age, because providing this hands-on approach to professional development will ultimately help shape their career paths and long-term goals.”