The Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP) seeks to build partnerships with host employers in the private, public, and non-profit sectors of Charlotte’s economy who are able to provide one-of-a-kind career experiences for MYEP participants. Businesses provide career experiences that help youth develop career goals, stay in school, achieve academically, and enhance social skills that enable them to succeed in life. 

Becoming a host employer and offering an internship or job opportunity to a student is a fantastic way to build your talent pipeline. The benefits of being a host employer include:

  • A pre-screened student who holds the Career Readiness Training Certification 

  • Direct support and monitoring of the student through regular communication with MYEP staff 

  • An opportunity to train future employees 

  • A chance to give back to our community by making a difference in the life of a young person