The mission of YouthWORKS is to equip every Richmond youth ages 16-24 with the knowledge and experience they’ll need to be successful in real-world work environments through work-based learning, financial literacy/work-readiness workshops, and personalized one-on-one career counseling.
Services are participation-based and may include:
Work Experience (WEX)
Life Skills Workshops
Work Readiness workshops
YouthWORKS is part of the city's efforts to reduce violence by providing opportunity youth with Work Experience. The responsibility for training our youth & giving them the skills and opportunities they need to become productive citizens belongs to everyone.
"Our goal has always been to get to 1,000 kids and a $1 million program," Jay Leonhardy (The True Rainmakers)
Learn more about our 2023-2024 Youth Work Experience Program & Worksite Employer Request!