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Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP)  
The Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP) provides eight-week summer internships, job shadowing and mentoring opportunities for area youth. Program participants are primarily recruited from school and community programs such as Communities In Schools and Right Moves for Youth. All program participants are required to complete job readiness, financial literacy and customer service training, and undergo background checks and drug screenings. 

Sophia Davis, Program Supervisor
(704) 353-0486
Mayor's Mentoring Alliance  
The Mayor's Mentoring Alliance is a referral service that seeks to connect potential mentors with young people. It is a partnership of public, nonprofit and private organizations working together to promote opportunities for caring adults to volunteer in the lives of children. More than 60 agencies and organizations make up the alliance. Their basic purpose is to provide positive role modeling that ranges from academic assistance to leadership development.

Contact: Angie Gover, Program Supervisor
(704) 336-2928
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Neighborhood School Initiative  
Schools are often the “heart” of a community. The goal of the Neighborhood School Partnership Initiative is to encourage neighborhoods and businesses to take a proactive role in supporting local schools. The initiative also seeks to:
  • Facilitate stronger connections between businesses, neighborhood residents, school administration/staff, parents and students.
  • Encourage school staff, administration and students to be active participants in neighborhood improvement efforts in the surrounding neighborhoods
  • Improve Quality of Life indicators within the neighborhoods where the initiative will be focused

Elizabeth Mitchell, Program Contact
(704) 336-8409
Police Activities League (PAL)  
Police Activities League (PAL) was established to provide opportunities for the youth of our community that foster leadership and citizenship skills through academics and athletics. The goal of PAL is to provide educational, programmatic, and structured support to youth housed within underserved communities, while aiding them in improving their decision-making skills and preparing them for a successful future, thus enhancing the quality of their lives and allowing them to make positive contributions to society.

Jeff Hood, Program Director
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