EARN & LEARN

Milwaukee’s Summer Youth Employment Initiative

EARN & LEARN is a summer youth employment program initiated by Mayor Tom Barrett in partnership with local business, non-profit, and community- and faith-based organizations.

EARN & LEARN assists young people from Milwaukee in making a successful transition from adolescence into adulthood through job skills and work experience.

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“We have a moral obligation to provide hope and opportunity in the lives of our young people.” Mayor Tom Barrett

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“EARN & LEARN keeps our teens in positive, structured activities and builds their economic wealth.” Mayor Tom Barrett

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“I’m betting on the future for the young of this city.” Mayor Tom Barrett

The Job Components of EARN & LEARN

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CWE | Community Work Experience

Connects youth ages 14–19 with jobs in the non-profit, community- and faith-based sectors with additional funding support from the Mayor’s EARN & LEARN Fund.

2016 Application period: CLOSED

PSJC | Private Sector Job Connection

Connects youth ages 18–22 to jobs in the private sector. Youth are hired to work for a local company and get real world experience.

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SYIP | Summer Youth Internship Program

Connects youth ages 16–19 to jobs in City government with funding support from the City’s Community Development Block Grant.

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“I need our employers’ help in creating a path toward a successful life for our city’s youth.”

—Mayor Tom Barrett

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