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Posted on: November 30, 2023

City of Killeen’s Youth Empowerment Program taking applications

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Program provides employment for disadvantaged youth ages 16 - 19

KILLEEN, Texas (Nov. 30, 2023) – The City of Killeen’s Youth Empowerment Program is accepting applications for the spring season. 

The Youth Empowerment Program launched in summer of 2023 and is designed to help disadvantaged youth get paid work training and skills.

The spring employment session will host youth for eight weeks from Feb. 12 - April 5, 2024, providing a job, financial empowerment skills and workplace readiness training. 

The program is for teenagers ages 16 to 19. Youth will be paid $12 an hour and will work no more than 20 hours a week. The applicants must be enrolled in a GED program and live in Killeen, Harker Heights, Nolanville or Fort Cavazos. 

“Exposing our at-risk youth to these skills and opportunities is priceless,” Morgan Hinton, Youth Program Manager, said. “I feel privileged to be able to open their eyes up to these resources and help them discover their talents and purpose.”

Training will consist of workshops that showcase professional development, quality customer service, policies and procedures, effective communication, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training, conflict resolution, etc. Teens will be assigned to work one-on-one with a department, following a week of assessments and training to help properly place them.

The teens will receive evaluations and have a recognition ceremony at the end of the program.

During the first session, a group of four 14 – 17 year old students completed 10 weeks of work. 

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