Collaborate with community partners | Engage more opportunity youth | Increase youth programming in parks & libraries
Connecting our youth with opportunities has been a priority of Mayor Strickland's since he took office in 2016. He has increased the size of the summer jobs program from 1,000 in 2016 to 1,500 in 2018. In addition, the City of Memphis has launched Hire Memphis, a site designed to connect 16-24 year-olds to jobs. Lastly, the City has expanded library hours, reduced the cost of community center summer camps to zero, and staffed 20 parks across the city for summer youth activities. Click through the tiles below to read more about these initiatives.