Office of the Mayor-President


For release: IMMEDIATELY

Release Date: 03/02/2017

Mayor Broome extends deadline to apply for EmployBR Out-of-School Youth program

Office of Mayor-President
City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge

SHARON WESTON BROOME
Mayor-President


March 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Dr. Tamiara L. Wade, Asst. Chief Administrative Officer, (225) 389-3100
Michelle McCalope, Communications Office: (225) 389-7957

BATON ROUGE -- Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that the deadline to apply for the EmployBR Young Adult Services’ Out-of-School Youth program has been extended until Friday, March 3.
“The deadline was Monday, but due to the Mardi Gras holiday we wanted to give residents more time to apply,” Mayor Broome said. “This is an invaluable program to help our youth develop leadership and work-related skills.”
The Making a Positive Step (MAPS) work experience program runs for eight weeks starting March 13 through May 12.
To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and currently not attending any school. The program is also open to school dropouts, offenders, youth who have aged out of the foster care system, homeless youth, youth with disabilities, and those who are pregnant or parenting.
The youth will be employed with the City-Parish, state government and various businesses throughout the parish. The City-Parish will pay 100 percent of their salary.
You can pick up applications at the EmployBR office, 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, in Baton Rouge. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 3.
For more information, call EmployBR at (225) 389-8901 or maddison@brgov.com.
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