The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) at the U.S. Department of Labor has developed lists of technical assistance resources to help state and local workforce leaders, youth program practitioners, stakeholders and partners successfully implement a high-quality summer youth employment program. 

While summer youth employment programs may look different this summer, there are still resources and lessons learned from past summers that are relevant to any program and can be used to enhance a summer youth employment program.

Digital Summer Youth Employment Toolkit from Aspen Institute

Highlights of the Summer Jobs and Beyond: Career Pathways for Youth Demonstration Grants explore best practices and lessons learned from the U.S. Department of Labor grants which focused on linking existing summer employment programs with re-engagement centers (where they exist), employers, and other community partners to align resources, and assist youth in preparing for successful entry into the workforce.

Our Journey Together: Summer Employment Webcast Mini-Series informs workforce practitioners about effective practices for operating summer employment programs.

Are you using Get My Future to help youth explore careers? GetMyFuture.org, is a mobile-friendly web portal connecting young adults to career, education, and job search resources.  adults age 16 to 24, and provides special resources for those experiencing barriers to success.

Youth.gov Summer & Youth Employment Resources is composed of representatives from 21 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth, has created a resource list of summer and employment resources which provides resources to help young people connect to employment and additional resources including summer meals and financial literacy.

Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) created a Education and Career Toolkit for youth an is collecting a listing of paid and unpaid internships. 

YouthRules! is a gateway providing quick access to information about Federal and State labor laws that apply to young workers.

Don't forget to find summer meals for your young employees! Encourages youth under the age of 18 to save their hard-earned money by eating at a USDA sponsored meal sites nearby in the community.

IRS Offers Tips for Teenage Taxpayers with Summer Jobs The IRS offers a few tax tips for taxpayers with a summer job.  

 
Additional Resource Pages
  • Case Management ensures youth receive relevant services and that programs document those outcomes.
  • Work Experiences provides tools on several WIOA Youth Program elements which focus on engaging youth in the world or work. 
  • Education and Supportive Services provides tools on several WIOA Youth Program elements focused on education and supportive services.
  • Engagement focuses on engaging organizations and persons, internal and external, to help execute the mission of your programs.