Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Challenge

Mayor Stands With Group of YouthMayor Tecklenburg believes youth in our community need opportunities to gain job skills through summer employment experiences that allow them to explore careers of potential interest and to also learn first-hand about the work environment.  

In 2019, Mayor John Tecklenburg, in partnership with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, issued a Challenge to the business community to encourage local businesses to hire and mentor at least two youth during the summer months, and to offer at least 12 hours of paid work per week.

Data shows that youth who have a job experience in their teens earn more and are better equipped for success.  For more information, contact Mindy Sturm at 843-965-4190.