YouthBiz is more than an after-school program. It is a place to meet other youth, develop real skills, learn how to start your own business, tackle hard questions, and earn money while you learn. Every year, over 500 youth get involved at YouthBiz. Young people are the core of YouthBiz. Youth leaders interview and select trainees, teach classes, and develop new programs.
Q: Does it cost anything to be a YouthBiz trainee?
A: No. In fact, you can earn $500 each semester in incentives while at YouthBiz.
Q: How do I earn the incentives?
A: Incentives are earned by attendance, performance, and attitude both at YouthBiz and at school. Incentives are not hand outs – you have to work hard to earn them!
Q: How long is the program?
A: YouthBiz offers three sessions per year: a summer session (eight weeks from June- July), a fall session (twelve weeks from September- December), and a spring session (twelve weeks from February to May). In order to participate, you have to be available for the entire session.
Q: Who will decide whether or nor I will be participating into the program?
A: Youth leaders review applications, complete interviews, and select participants. Adult staff are not involved in the process.
Q: How old do you have to be to apply?
A: In order to apply for YouthBiz’s tiered programs you need to be between the ages of 12 and 18.
Q: How do I get involved?
A: First, you need to complete an application and turn it in on-time. Next, you will be called for a face-to-face interview. Then, you will receive a call to let you know if you have been accepted into the program.