The Golden Gate Bridge may be what San Fran is famous for, but we’re also building a bridge between school and career for thousands of ambitious young men and women.
In San Francisco, the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ is a city-wide effort to help youth (ages 16-24) develop the skills necessary for work, and then connect them to jobs and internships in the public and private sector.
The initiative began in 2012 as a partnership between United Way of the Bay Area, the Office of Mayor Ed Lee and the City of San Francisco. Today, United Way works with more than 100 employers and more than 50 youth-serving community partners to connect youth to employment opportunities. The initiative is funded by many major companies, including JP Morgan Chase, PG&E, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
Since the initiative began in 2012, Youth Jobs+ has connected more than 26,000 young people with jobs.