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TeenWorks

 

What’s the difference between getting a job and gaining meaningful experience? It’s all about finding a position that allows you to grow.

 

TeenWorks is a year-round employment program for Montgomery County teens and young adults, including high school students who are at least 15 years old and young adults 18 to 24 who have never been employed. When you seek employment through TeenWorks, you’re not just getting a job. You’re starting on the path toward meaningful experience in the nonprofit community or the public sector.

 

Who knows? You may just find your way to the career that’s meant for you.

 

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FAQ
What is TeenWorks?
TeenWorks is a year-round employment program for Montgomery County teens and young adults, including high school students who are at least 15 years old and young adults 18 to 24 who have never been employed.
Where are program participants employed?

Teens are employed by Montgomery County Recreation and placed in public sector and non-profit jobs throughout the county.

 

They can work up to 4 hours each weekday or 8 hours on weekend days during the school year, earning minimum wage.

 

Teens are placed in meaningful work roles, which allow them to develop critical, marketable skills. TeenWorks opens the door to experiential learning opportunities and facilitates connections to valuable community resources.

How can I join TeenWorks?

Watch this video and learn how to apply to the TeenWorks position!
 

Please use your full legal name when applying for the TeenWorks position. Be sure to use Job IRC23992. Click below to start your application.

 

Once your application is received, you will be contacted by a member of the Youth Development Team. If there are openings in the program, you will be notified and given an opportunity to interview. If there are no openings at the time you apply, we will keep your application on file. We encourage all young people to follow up with a phone call.

After interviews, qualifying candidates will be offered a position on one of our TeenWorks teams. Those who do not qualify will be offered the opportunity to develop their skills further through workshops on interviewing and resume writing.

How much does TeenWorks Pay?
TeenWorks participants earn the minimum wage.
How long will I be employed?
TeenWorks jobs require one year of service. Our goal is to provide you with the skills and work experience needed to move on to the next level. After successfully completing 300 hours of service, TeenWorks Graduates will receive a certificate of completion and a positive letter of reference.
Can I come back for a second year?

You may be able to if you were you an outstanding TeenWorks employee. There are a few advanced level TeenWorks positions that require employees to be in their second year of service.

 

These positions are earned based on your success in year one. All returning participants must re-interview for the advanced level TeenWorks assignments.

What training do participants receive?

All youth participate in job readiness training as well as ongoing skill-building workshops and the opportunity to attend college tours, financial literacy training (Montgomery County TCU), healthy cooking classes and a variety of career building internships. Participants receive instruction in resume writing, office etiquette, customer service, professionalism, safety on the job, teamwork, and excellence in the workplace. Participants are certified in first aid and CPR.

 

Students also take part in challenging teambuilding activities like canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and white water rafting. These activities promote self-esteem, confidence, group cohesion and problem solving.

What do TeenWorks members do during the summer?

Summer participants are placed on one of our Teams: KID Museum, Special Events, Conservation Jobs Corps, Food Fun and Fitness sites Apprenticeships. See the Jobs Section for more details.

 

 

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