He continued, “This program continues to leverage the resources of not-for-profit organizations and Buffalo’s private business community to bring this opportunity to as many students as possible across the city. As we continue to shape the workforce of tomorrow, my Administration will invest $2,374,604 in this program this year, providing learn and earn opportunities to 1,500 youth. I am thankful to all of our employer partners, who play an important role in this program in exposing our young residents to the world of work. It is through continued investments and strong partnerships that we can further improve the long-term strength of our workforce.”
In order to determine your eligibility for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Internship Program, copies of the below items must be returned with your completed application:
- Working Papers (obtained from your school’s counselor) for all youth under age 18
- Ages 14-15 (Blue Card)
- Ages 16-17 (Green Card)
- Birth Certificate
- Proof of Buffalo Residency (Utility Bills, Lease Agreement)
- Family Income
- Social Security Card
- Attending School (Most recent School Report Card or Transcript)
Employers looking to support Mayor Brown’s youth employment program should email fcarter@city-buffalo. com. Those businesses that hire city youth may be eligible for tax credits. Not-for-profit and Community based organizations can also participate by providing a structured and supervised work environment for the summer and, through sponsorship and donations, the City of Buffalo will subsidize the wages of youth employed in these areas.
If you have any questions regarding Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship Program application process, please contact us at (716) 851-5887.