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Applications can be turned in at the Raley Teen Center in Downtown or the Teichert Branch in South Sacramento.

This summer, many students in the Sacramento area will be taking advantage of a wonderful opportunity sponsored by PG&E and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento. The PG&E Summer Jobs Program is back for a second time to teach Sacramento’s youth skills in job readiness and employ 55 of them over the course of 6 weeks.

The program will consist of two phases. The first phase is the ‘Career Launch’ Program. 200 youths within the ages of 13 and 18 will be eligible to participate. 55 of these youths will be hired for phase 2, which involves a paid 6-week internship.

Those participating in phase one of the program will learn how to complete job application, write cover letters, prepare a resume, how to handle finances, and how to perform well during a job interview.

“It is a wonderful  program,” says Shannon McPhedran, Director of Operations at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento “and we feel so fortunate that PG&E has sponsored a second year of funding so that we can continue to empower youth through employment,”.

Those accepted into phase 2 of the program must be between the ages of 15 and 18, able to obtain a work permit, and work legally in the United States.

Applications for the program will be accepted no later than 5 pm on March 21st, so it is imperative that those interest act fast. All applicants will be notified by April 4th confirming whether or not they are accepted.

To get more information on the PG&E Summer Jobs Program, you can call the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento at (916)392-1350. Or, you can check out their website at bgcsac.org.

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