Summer Youth Employment Program

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Accepting Applications Now!

Deadline to Apply: March 22, 2024

The 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 17-Aug. 23, 2024, and can begin working at their host site the following week. 

Prospective applicants can apply here.


  • Interested participants must attend a Hampton city school or be a Hampton resident and submit an application.
  •  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. 
  • A personal bank account able to receive direct deposits (Bank account must be in your name).
  • Must have one acceptable document from List A OR One acceptable document from List B AND List C as described in the image below. 



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

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