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
Youth Empowered for Success
"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 Fall Program
What is the YES Fall College Employment Initiative?
One of Mayor Stimpson's priorities is to ensure young people have access to job skills training and have an opportunity to work during the fall. This initiative supports young people through their work experience and teaches them the skills to obtain and sustain employment. College students will work with local businesses and also work in various departments within the City of Mobile while earning money and gaining valuable work experience.
What is the YES Fall College Program?
This fall, young people that are college aged (18-24) gained job skills while enhancing their community.
The City of Mobile partnered with various organizations to provide internship opportunities November 1 - December 31st.
What are the expectations for College participants?
Once college students are approved to participate, they will assume positions and internships with various businesses in the Mobile area. They are expected to be active, engaged, and to always put forth their best effort.
YES Summer Program
Applications will open soon !
YES to Hospitality Program
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.
**Applications will open soon**