Summer Youth Employment Program

summer youth employment imageThe City of Hampton created a Summer Youth Employment Program that offers job opportunities within city and school departments, local businesses, and non-profit organizations to youth and young adults in Hampton ages 16-24. The 10-week program provides summer work experiences cultivating professional and personal career aspirations. Interested participants must attend a Hampton city school or be a Hampton resident. 
All program participants are paid by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities. During the interview process, we determine student interest and availability to match students with suitable host sites. We will also work to make placements based on the students’ Academies of Hampton program selection. Students participate in a pre-employment training week, tentatively scheduled to be held June 20-23, 2022, and can begin working at their host site the following week. 


  • Interested participants must attend a Hampton city school or be a Hampton resident and submit an application.
  • The application window closed March 18.
  • Prospective candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. 
  • Everyone accepted into the program must attend a parent/participant orientation and pre-employment training to develop soft skills and determine the best placement site. 
  • Previous experience not required to apply. 
  • Employees may work up to 20 hours per week and schedules will be based on the employer’s needs. 
  • Job dates are June 27 - September 2, 2022.

For Employers/Volunteers

Interested in being an employer department or host site? Complete our online form. If your organization would like to be considered as a host site, the form must be completed by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022, unless host site capacity is reached at an earlier date. Sites accepted into the program will be notified.

Please note, forms must be completed for each worksite within an organization.

Host site supervisors must also attend the following:

  • Mandatory Host Site Training
  • Student Meet and Greet
  • End of Year Program Recognition

NOTE: All dates and program implementation are tentative due to COVID-19 and public health guidance.

You can also volunteer with the Summer Youth Employment program as a job coach, training facilitator, or guest speaker. Complete our volunteer form.

For more information, contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities at 757-727-2745 or email Hugo Morrison.

Visit our Facebook to see the photos from our Summer Youth Employment Gala