Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s administration launched the Y.E.S. (Youth Empowered for Success) Initiative in 2016 in response to a troubling trend of youth violence in the community. The goal was to connect teenagers and young adults in Mobile to available resources to assist with education, life and job skills training, employment opportunities and productive enrichment. Last month, the Y.E.S. Summer Internship Program celebrated its sixth graduating class of high school students. In the fall, a similar program has also helped college students find employment opportunities over the last several years.
Since 2016, more than 4,000 young people in the Mobile area have been connected to paid internships with City Departments and local businesses through the Y.E.S. Initiative’s programs. Many of those have turned their Y.E.S. experience into extended internships and full-time employment opportunities.
Calling all businesses and organizations. Are you interested in hosting an intern through our Y.E.S. Initiative? This program is geared towards teens and college students who are looking to gain workforce experience throughout the City of Mobile. Employer applications are now closed.