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Youth Employment

Youth_servicesNEW477 Youth Services offers support programs for eligible Alaska youth ages 14–24 to assist them in finding employment, furthering education and identifying youth leadership opportunities. Services include:

  • adult mentoring
  • opportunities to obtain high school credit
  • assistance with post-secondary education
  • GED completion
  • employability and life-skills training
  • work readiness training and career assessment
  • resume and cover letter writing; interviewing skills coaching
  • work experience (paid or unpaid)
  • referrals to additional programs serving youth

Through four unique programs, Youth Services helps young people advance their job skills, get educational funding and develop into young leaders:

  • Anchorage Youth Services (AYS): AYS provides case management for youth ages 14–24 and assists youth with educational needs, including high school completion, GED attainment, and scholarship and/or related referrals. The program also provides employment skills training, including resume building, interviewing skills, career and training exploration, supported work experience and job placement.
  • Rural Youth Services (RYS): RYS offers services similar to AYS for the following Cook Inlet villages: Tyonek, Ninilchik, Chickaloon, Eklutna, Seldovia and Salamatof. RYS coordinates summer employment opportunities with each of the participating tribes.


2021 Application for Services

Please call 793-3114 for eligibility details.