We value our community partnerships and invite you and/or your business to collaborate with San Mateo County Jobs for Youth (SMCJFY) in investing in our San Mateo County youth. Here are some of the ways you can become involved:
1. HIRE A YOUTH
Employers who wish to hire a youth may post a job with us at no cost to reach thousands of youth in our community. Our San Mateo County youth (age 14-21) are interested in paid/volunteer/internship opportunities in all employment sectors (Technology, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Automotive, Education, Food & Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality, Customer Service, Warehouse & Production, Media & Entertainment, Transportation, Sales & Marketing, Barbering & Cosmetology, Construction, and Accounting & Finance). Please complete the online Employer Job Order Form. *Please note that we are now requesting a business license to verify employer.
Employers receive the following services:
- Assistance with screening potential applicants.
- Post job listings at no cost on our new FREE mobile app!
Please complete our online job order form by clicking the link below:
2. DONATE/SPONSOR A SCHOLARSHIP
Contribute towards the Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Scholarship Fund. In honor of Albert M. Teglia's dedication to the Jobs for Youth program, this scholarship fund was created to help provide higher education opportunities for the youth of San Mateo County. This scholarship fund continues to create college and vocational scholarships for students who are recognized by the Jobs for Youth Committee every year in May at our Annual Scholarship Breakfast. In 2017, 20 San Mateo County youth received Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Scholarships to help each of these youth build a brighter future!
Please make checks payable to: "Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Scholarship Fund” & kindly mail to:
San Mateo County - HR
Jobs for Youth
455 County Center, 5th Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063
The SMCJFY taxpayer ID number is: 94-60000532.
DONATE ONLINE via EventBrite
Feel free to contact Rosa Gonzalez at JobsforYouth@smcgov.org with any questions or comments. Thank you!
In order to meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we wouldn't be able to serve our community each year. If you are able to help us in this effort, we are requesting
GIFT CARDS - These gift cards will be given to youth as incentives for participating in the program.
PRINTING - Sponsor the printing of our workshop books or brochures.
Your generous donation is tax deductible. The tax identification number for your donation is 94-6000532. To donate or to learn more, please email JobsforYouth@smcgov.org
3. HOST A JOB FAIR OR WORKSHOP
Partner with us to host a job fair, on-site recruitment or a workshop on various employment topics to help our San Mateo County youth secure a job and advance their careers.
4. GET SOCIAL WITH US
Like us on Facebook! Share our website with your colleagues and family.
5. ENDORSE SAN MATEO COUNTY JOBS FOR YOUTH
We value your partnership and would very much appreciate endorsements from our community partners. Please email us your endorsement. JobsForYouth@smcgov.org
INVESTING IN OUR YOUTH NEWS ARTICLES
Taylor, Blair. (2016, July 20). "Healing Our Communities Through Addressing ‘Opportunity Youth’"
"...Key to this is nurturing young people, ages 16-24, who are neither employed nor in school - many now refer to them as “Opportunity Youth”, given that they represent a sizeable opportunity for America. In the U.S. today, there are more than 5.5 million Opportunity Youth, and many of them live in communities of color. The potential, both for Opportunity Youth and for American businesses, is huge..."
Belfield, Clive R.; Levin, Henry M.; Rosen, Rachel (January 2012). "The Economic Value of Opportunity Youth"
It is often said that youth are society's future; individuals need to prepare and nurture them if they desire that future to be bright and productive. Yet, with the spotlight currently on slow economic growth and high unemployment across the U.S., there has been little focus on the plight of youth as they transition from school to adult life... These are youth whose potential is not being fully realized--individuals' failure to harness that potential is an opportunity missed. These youth represent a social opportunity, but also an economic one. (Contains 15 tables, 14 figures and 40 endnotes.)
We value your contributions to our San Mateo County community and thank you for investing in our San Mateo County Youth!