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The Way to Work (TWTW)

​The Way to Work (TWTW) Summer Youth Program is designed to empower youth with the tools and resources needed to become successful employees - now and in the future! TWTW seeks to expose youth to positive work experiences, teach self-sufficiency skills, and it meet the needs of the community. Each year, TWTW seeks to hire 120-150 Temporary/Part-time Seasonal Summer Youth. If you are interested in a summer job remember the following things:

  • Youth must be 14-15 years old by June 1st.
  • Youth must submit an application identifying previous work/volunteer experience, future career goals (Xello).
  • Youth must obtain a letter of recommendation and/or a copy of their current grade card.
  • Youth must reside in Wichita/Sedgwick County.
  • Youth must meet income guidelines.

Primary Youth Responsibilities

  • Serve as a role model while promoting the program’s mission

  • Promote the City of Wichita’s mission and values

  • Accept and respect each program participant as an individual

  • Identify personal and professional goals and be a willing participant in the development process

  • Maintain acceptable attendance practices for the entire duration of the summer program

  • Additional job duties will be assigned once youth identify their specific placements in the community.

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time

  • Interact with other youth and staff in a pleasant and polite manner

  • Perform basic tasks such as reading, writing, and follow instructions

  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills

Are you eager to learn, have a good work ethic, and want to earn a paycheck? To find out details contact Tahjzia ‘Taj’ Terry at 316-462-3761 or tterry@wichita.gov.

TWTW Program Summary

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Deadline is May 25, 2020 at 11:59pm.

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