The summer youth employment initiative kicked off in the winter/spring of 2023 with attending career fairs at Independence and Beechcroft high schools; along with sponsoring the Classic for Columbus Job Fair to recruit students for paid summer opportunities.  
Ultimately, The Commission in collaboration with My Brother’s Keeper (MBL) engaged 360 youth in employment opportunities that supported skill development in areas such as content creation, videography, fashion, and more.   Internships were curated with the purpose of preparing youth for career pathways in growing industries. 
The culminating event for the summer was ContentCON, an event that highlighted the exceptional work of the youth by showcasing projects they worked on throughout the summer. 

2024 Summer Youth Employment Application

The City of Columbus – Department of Neighborhoods My Brother’s Keeper and Commission on Black Girls is excited to offer in-person programming in a safe and engaging environments. There are 500 Earn to Learn opportunities in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, fashion, film and content creation. Please complete application and select your area of interest.
All opportunities are part-time and are scheduled to begin by June 17, 2024.