Cephas to host youth summer employment information sessions

PHILADELPHIA, April 3 – Seeking to help connect young constituents with employment opportunities, state Rep. Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., announced a series of Youth Summer Employment Information Sessions to be held at district community centers from 10 a.m. to noon ever Saturday, from April 8 through April 29.

“Providing summer employment opportunities for our youth and young adults benefits our whole community,” Cephas said. “When our young people are able to learn skills, earn money and gain work experience, studies show they are more likely to graduate high school, enjoy an increased likelihood of future employment and higher wages.”

Each information session will prepare young people for searching for employment opportunities, writing resumes, obtaining required documents, interviewing and what to expect on the job. Constituents do not need to attend more than one information session, as the information provided will be the same at each. Participating youth must have parental/guardian representation present at the workshops.

“This series is intended to build career pipelines for young people in our district, which continues to be one of my top priorities as a legislator,” Cephas said. “We need an economy that works for all of us, including young people, not just the wealthy. By investing early in their economic opportunities, we all benefit in the long run. I am thrilled to be able to help ensure our talented young people have the resources they need to find work and be a part of building a thriving local economy.”

The Youth Summer Employment Information Session schedule is as follows, with the information sessions scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon:

  • Saturday, April 8, John Anderson Cultural Center.

  • Saturday, April 15, Rose Playground.

  • Saturday, April 22, Tutsin Recreation Center

  • Saturday, April 29, Sweet Union Baptist Church

To register or for more information about the Youth Summer Employment Information Series, please visit Cephas’ office located at 1991 N. 63rd St., or call (215) 879-6625.