At StreetsU we offer the opportunity to not only learn valuable work skills, but the chance to both learn and earn. Your experience with us is to build those skills that will last a lifetime and set you apart from the rest. If you’re ready personable and tech skill that will make a difference – and to earn some money while you do it – we encourage you to start by filling out our online pre-application.
Before you apply, keep the following things in mind:
- You have to be between the ages of 14 and 16 (by July 1, 2015) to participate.
- You have to be a permanent resident in a city approved to facilitate the program and eligible to work in the United States.
- You have to commit to put in up-to nine weeks of part-time effort for approx. 12 hours per week and meeting with your advisor throughout the year (12 months)
- You have to attend all skill training sessions, workshops & field trips, including a spring orientation to prepare for your summer work experience and earning potential.
Many more youth are often interested than there are available slots in the program (12), so it is in your best interest to apply early. A lottery process is used to select participants from thepre-application.
Here’s a general timeline for our program this year:
|March||Pre-Application Lottery / Notice of Pre-Application Status (accepted, denied, put on waitlist)|
|April||Full Application Process / Additional Information and Documentation Shared Upon Request|
|May||Work Session for Incoming Summer Staff / Begin Student Match & Selection Process|
|June||Orientation with Youth Participants, their Parents/Guardian and Staff|
|July- August||Work Experience and Ongoing Workshops / Ceremonial Certificate Event|
The Application Process:
Apply for the 2015 StreetsU Summer Camp by clicking below on the location closest to you and ‘send an inquiry‘ to that branch to start the registration process.
If you need help filling out any forms or documents, ask a trusted adult for help – a parent, legal guardian, guidance counselor, etc.
Streets University workshops provide up to 12 students with an opportunity to develop soft-skills through salesmanship, by using current technology and building a repore with business owners & community leaders. Learning to generate income in the program and business fundamentals are achieved through assignments, service-learning & special projects, and through a business-related friendly competition among their peers!
Student Learning Objectives:
Enterprise development activity that’s practical, methodical and moderate in difficulty
Team Work and Skill Set/Interest Identification
Defining Supply & Demand for Services or Products Sold
Prospecting & Negotiation Techniques (salesmanship)
- Use of mobile-computing techniques, hardware & software (apps) to meet goals, objectives and to complete assignments & projects
Record Keeping, Accounting, & Adding Value to Build a Stream of Recurring Income
Goal-setting and friendly competition engages participants in the local business ecosystem of owners, buyers, and consumers. Through targeted program activities, assignments and special projects… we don’t just tell students what to do and how to do it, but involve them to a point that learning a new process and procedures are grasped, and real income is generated through the application of skills learned.
StreetsU Program Locations:
629 SE Quincy
Topeka, KS 66603
Better Detroit Youth Movement
17178 Livernois Avenue
Detroit, MI 48221
Kansas City, Kansas
NE Wyandotte County, KS 66101
Kansas City, Missouri
the L.I.F.E. Project
629 SE Quincy
Kansas City, MO 64134
Promise Seed CDC
Jackson, TN 38301
Please call in advance and before you stop by the office…