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2018 Summer Youth Employment applications now available
By: Erin Stryka
Apr 6, 2018

Applications for the 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program are currently closed. 

Rosedale Development Associations’s Summer Youth Employment (SYE) program matches young people ages 14 to 17 with local businesses for an eight-week summer job. RDA is accepting applications from both youth and businesses interested in participating in the program between April 2 – 23.

Youth Participants

Youth are required to complete an interview, attend job-skills training, and participate in a job fair before they begin working. In addition to their time on the job, youth attend a weekly Lunch and Learn session to meet with an assigned mentor, who guides them through their first job experience. Each youth gains valuable work experience and career skills.


  • 14 – 17 years old
  • Live in Rosedale and/or be a student at Rosedale Middle, Holy Name, Harmon, or Sumner

What you’ll gain:

  • Learn how to work individually and as a team
  • Learn time management and organizational skills
  • Learn how to write a cover letter and resume
  • Learn about the interview process
  • Learn how to fill out a time sheet and cash a check

Applications open April 2 – 23

Individuals can apply at the RDA office, their school, or download an application and return it to [email protected].

Download the SYE application
Business Participants

Businesses interested in having a Summer Youth Employee need to fill out an application that describes the type of work the youth will be participating in, the work environment, and how supervision will be conducted. Each business is required to be present at the business informational session and job fair.

For questions, contact Program Director, Je T’aime Taylor at 913-677-5097 or email [email protected]

With gratitude

RDA appreciates the continued support from Board of Public Utilities (BPU) in funding this important Rosedale program.

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RDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer