• YES is a youth empowerment initiative that will address the greatest challenge facing our city-reversing the effects of violence and securing a bright future for all children.

  • YES will provide young people access to available resources to assist in education, life and job skills training, employment opportunities, mentoring, and safe, productive enrichment, and recreational programs

"Across America we are seeing a youthful generation engaging in unprecedented levels of violence. Mobile, Alabama, will be the first mid-sized city to curtail this problem and make a promise and commitment to its children that they will all be empowered for success!"
Mayor Sandy Stimpson

YES Summer Programs 

The City of Mobile is expanding the YES Program this year. Our Parks and Recreation Department will have a select number of placements specifically for our YES Program while the City will continue to host placements throughout various departments in Government Plaza. See details and applications below.  For questions regarding the application process - contact Katelynn Machado at 251-208-7801. 

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Small investment. Big return.

Make a commitment this fall to hire a young person!

Help your business or organization while helping the City's high school and college students gain job readiness skills while earning money.


Your organization and/or company can participate in Mayor Stimpson's YES Initiative by serving as a worksite or by hiring college students directly to work for your organization.


Students who have a meaningful work experience are more likely to be engaged, connected to their community and likely to complete school.


Be that difference! Thank you in advance for supporting our local college students. Your involvement is essential in building tomorrow's workforce.

Join the City of Mobile and Empower our Youth today!
For additional information, contact 251-208-7801.