Connecting Youth to Meaningful Work & Mentorship in Washtenaw County

Summer19 is the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program, a 10-week summer employment and mentorship program that pairs local employers with youth to provide on-the-job training. Summer 19 connects youth to resources for building professional networks, exploring career opportunities, and developing essential job and leadership skills.

The program launched in 2016 as a partnership between MichiganWorks! Southeast and Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development. In 2017, the University of Michigan joined the partnership to provide employment opportunities across the University of Michigan campus. Our partnership continues to expand to include the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and Washtenaw Alliance for Children and Youth.

As the program continues to grow, we are excited to offer these mentorship and employment opportunities again through Summer19. We believe that youth employment promotes positive social relationships between youth, local employers, and the community and it prepares young people for the high-demand jobs within our community.