The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership’s annual Young Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (YEMP) has released applications for the 2017 summer cohort. The six-week program offers paid positions to high schoolers who live or attend school in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. In addition to working with a local business, participants will also attend weekly workshops that will expose them to careers in the fields of tech, design, and manufacturing, and provide students with opportunities for hands-on learning and job readiness.
The deadline to apply is Friday, May 26. The program runs from July 10 through August 18, 2017. Those students who will be high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, or college freshman in the fall of 2017 and live or attend school in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are eligible to apply.
YEMP is a program of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership with partners from the Pratt Center for Community Development and Emmanuel Baptist Church’s Teens That Mean Business Program. Support is provided by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Con Edison, and the Deutsche Bank Foundation.