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.
The Job Components of EARN & LEARN
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Connects youth ages 14-24 with jobs in the non-profit, community- and faith-based sectors with additional funding support from the Mayor’s EARN & LEARN Fund.
Connects youth ages 18+ to jobs in the private sector. Youth are hired to work for a local company and get real world experience.
Connects youth ages 16–19 to jobs in City government with funding support from the City’s Community Development Block Grant.
"I’m very passionate about EARN & LEARN, it's one of my favorite initiatives because it helps young people and their families."
—Mayor Tom Barrett