happy, resilient youth with good job skills

YOUTHWORKS! is here to help teenagers not only find a job but also gain valuable information in this continuously changing job market. 

YOUTHWORKS! is offering 2 different options to help young people get the experience they need to find a job and keep a job:

  1. Free, virtual job readiness workshops that will help young people navigate how to find, get and keep a job.
  2. An 8-week paid on-the-job training designed to give young people the experience they need to succeed.


Job Readiness Workshops

Job Readiness Workshops are designed to help young people 15-24 years old, find and secure a job that fits their skills, interests and schedule. Workshops occur the first week of every month. All workshops are 45 minutes-1 hour and offered virtually during after school hours. 

After completing the workshop series participants will be able to:

  • Develop and deliver an elevator speech
  • Identify multiple ways to search for a job
  • Complete a job application without errors
  • Create a professional resume
  • Obtain two professional references
  • Prepare for an interview
  • Answer common interview questions with ease
  • Write a professional thank you letter 

Our upcoming workshop series will be held October 5 - October 8 and November 2 - November 5.

Have a group that would benefit from a job readiness workshop?  We can customize a workshop to fit your agency goals and facilitate during a time that works best for you and the youth!

Sign up today by completing the form below!

For more information, please see  YOUTHWORKS Frequently Asked Questions



Job Training is an 8-week on-the-job experience designed for Treasure Valley youth, 16-24 years old, and struggling to find employment.

  • Week 1: Participants attend training workshops that will prepare them with basic job skills like communication, collaboration, leadership, work ethic, and more. 
  • Week 2-6 (PAID): Participants will receive on-the-job training at a Treasure Valley IYR thrift retail location or partnering business close to their home. Participants will train 12 hours a week. They will receive a $600 stipend for this portion of the program. 
  • Week 8: Participants will work with a Job Specialist to transition into the workforce.

High school students are welcome and encouraged to apply! This part-time job will be designed to accommodate most school schedules. 


Job Training for Fall 2020 is currently closed. Another 8-week training cohort will begin early spring 2021.  To be added to the wait list, complete the form below.