The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) at the U.S. Department of Labor has developed lists of technical assistance resources to help state and local workforce leaders, youth program practitioners, stakeholders and partners get prepared to successfully implement a high-quality summer youth employment programs. This page focuses on components critical to the success of your program.

Finding a Summer Job

Summer Meals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) collaborated to write an article, SUMMER JOBS + SUMMER MEALS =SUMMER OPPORTUNITY!, to encourage employers to make healthy, free meals available to youth through the USDA Summer Meal Programs. 

Social Media: There are many ways to build your on-line presence to promote your program, attract employer partners, and recruit participants and keep in touch with them.  

Performance: Successful strategies for data collection and reporting are vital to the long-term success and sustainability of any program.