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Summer Jobs+ 2012

Businesses, Non-Profits and Government

President Obama is calling on businesses, non-profits, and government to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012. In 2009 and 2010, communities across the country used Recovery Act funds to directly support summer work opportunities for over 367,000 young people. This past summer, the Department of Labor set a goal of obtaining 100,000 summer job commitments from the private sector — and nearly reached that goal despite a lack of funding. Building on the success of the Recovery Act, the President also proposed $1.5 billion for high-impact summer jobs and year-round employment for low-income youth ages 16-24 in the American Jobs Act, but congress has refused to fund these employment opportunities.

Getting Started: How You Can Do Your Part

  1. Make a commitment and join the initiative by registering
  2. Add your opportunities to the Summer Jobs+ Bank
  3. Review our Frequently Asked Questions
  4. See who's involved
  5. Learn more ways to provide opportunities for youth (PDF)
  6. Share Your Story

Make a commitment and join the initiative!