University of California, San Diego


June 20, 2001


SUBJECT:  Summer Youth Employment Program 2001

The Summer Youth Employment Program, which is now called the Rewarding Youth Achievement (RYA) Summer 2001 Program, seeks UCSD departments to provide work-training positions for youth ages 14 to 17. A collaborative effort between San Diego Workforce Partnership and UCSD, this program helps these youth successfully enter the world of work by providing them with on-the-job training, career assessment, counseling, and mentoring.

RYA is a part of the San Diego Youth @ Work Initiative that provides personal development, education, job training and stable employment to neighborhood youth. The youth are paid minimum wage at no direct cost to the University. The work schedule begins on Monday, July 9 with an end date of mid-August. The youth will work 30 hours per week for four weeks for a total of 120 hours.

UCSD departments assume responsibility for providing a learning-rich, growth environment, training and supervision for each youth. A requirement of the program is that supervisors attend a supervisor orientation that will be held at the end of June. Desiree Romero from the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the Campus Coordinator will provide information regarding the program.

Internships can provide motivated student employees. It is a win-win program: employers acquire qualified assistance while interns gain career-building experience. If you are interested in making a positive impact on the community by helping a youth successfully enter the world of work, please submit your application to the Equal Opportunity/Staff Affirmative Action office at 10280 North Torrey Pines Road, Suite 370 or by campus mail to mail code 0923. The deadline for applications is June 27, 2001. Please contact Linda Olvera at (858) 534-3694 or email her at lolvera@ucsd.edu for a job order form.

                                                Paula Doss
                                                Director of Human Resources for
                                                Equal Opportunity/Staff Affirmative Action