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City of Sacramento – Teen Services

Teen Services Photos of Teen Employment Programs

The City of Sacramento’s youth vocational training and employment programs provide young people with experiences and supports that foster their development as healthy, productive adults. Early adult outcomes include education, economic self-sufficiency, healthy family and social relationships, and positive contributions to the community. Youth are supported in this development through five fundamental pathways: safety, healthy relationships, engagement, connecting to community, and relevant skill building.

Through these programs, youth practice newly acquired skills in safe, supportive environments. Adults provide mentoring as youth learn to successfully navigate school, work, community, and life’s day-today challenges and choices.


A strengths-based, paid work experience program, for high school seniors. WIOA partners with local government, private business and the retail industry. Participants with specific barriers (ex: pregnant and/or parenting, foster youth, homeless) receive training in pre-employment skills such as resume writing, employer expectations, service learning, and navigating college campuses. The WIOA program works closely with schools and provides supportive services to students in need. Supportive services may include transportation assistance, tutoring, and counseling center referrals. Applications available at the Belle Cooledge Community Center – 5699 S. Land Park Drive.



Youth ages 14-17 years who reside within the city limits of Sacramento receive paid work experience providing landscape maintenance and general clean-up in our city parks. All youth participating in this program receive specialized training in landscaping, employer expectations, teamwork, safety, customer service, and time management. L&L applications for Spring 2020 are currently closed. Please check back in March for our upcoming L&L Summer Application. If you have any questions please call 916-808-8929.


A fun, interactive work readiness training program for young people between the ages of 13-17. Participants gain skills in job searching, resume development, completing job applications, interviewing, financial literacy, communication, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and community service. All participants who meet attendance goals and participate in a youth-led community service project will receive a $300 stipend. (Participants must have a signed copy of their social security card on file to receive stipend). Program is free. Spaces are limited. Registration opens one month prior to the program start date.

You can Register online!

Teen Services, Youth Employment Opportunities Flyer (PDF)

For more information on youth employment opportunities, or to have an application emailed to you, please call (916) 808-6023.