Miami Gardens is hoping to get teenagers off the streets during the hot summer months and into paying jobs through the city’s summer youth employment program.
The city is partnering with CareerSource South Florida to place teenagers in jobs and provide job training. The application period opened April 28 and will last until May 14. Teenagers between 14 and 17 years old are eligible; they must be Miami Gardens residents.
Residents can apply online at or stop by the CareerSource Mobile Unit, which will be parked this Saturday and May 14 at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199th St.
The selections will be made via a lottery system. Only one application will be considered per person. The teens will be paid $9 an hour and can work up to 40 hours a week.
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The program begins June 13. Openings usually include jobs at summer camps and clerical work at various businesses and government or nonprofit offices .
For more information on the program and the application process email Darian Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Starex Smith email@example.com. Additionally, residents can call 305-622-8000 or visit the CareerSource website at careersourcesfl.com.