1. When is the YOUTHWORKS! Summer Experience?
    The program is 8 weeks and typically begins mid-June through early to mid-August. The hiring process begins in early spring. 
  2. What is the age limit?
    16 years and older. You may apply at 15 years old if you will turn 16 by August.
  3. Do I have to be enrolled in High School?
    Yes, you need to be enrolled in high school or graduating Spring semester before the Summer Experience starts.
  4. Who is YW! Summer Experience for?
    As a program of the Idaho Youth Ranch, we serve Idaho’s youth who have had struggles or barriers in their lives that have made it difficult for them to find or keep employment.
  5. What will I be doing?
    You will receive retail/customer service training in one of our thrift stores close to you! You will also attend a skill-building workshop once a week where you will learn employability skills, independent living skills, and future planning. 
  6. Can I pick my schedule?
    Yes, there are two schedule options: 28 hours/week and 20 hours/week
  7. Will I get paid?
    Yes, you get paid a stipend. Those working 28 hours/week will receive $224 a week. Those working 20 hours/week will receive $160 a week.