This week, Chevron Richmond awarded the City of Richmond’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) with a grant of $100,000. Chevron presented the check at the 2013 Muir Career Academy Charter School graduation.
Chevron is proud to support the summer jobs program, which is helping to create opportunities for Richmond youth, ages 15 to 21, by providing them with meaningful, career path work experience.
The Richmond Summer Youth Employment Program, which is operated by the City of Richmond’s YouthWORKS, was developed to work with at-risk youth in Richmond who have nothing to do during the summer and are unable to find jobs. The program places approximately 265 Richmond youth in meaningful local jobs each summer.
Youth are trained and complete 100 hours of career path work experience in a field that matches their interest and abilities, including child care, education, urban farming, health, banking and more. The program not only helps young people build skills they can use throughout their career but it also supports this community’s public safety by providing constructive activities for vulnerable youth.
At Chevron, we believe in supporting the community we’re part of, and we are committed to investing in organizations in Richmond and West County that help improve the quality of life by expanding opportunities for youth, education and economic development.
For additional information about the Richmond Summer Youth Employment Program, call 510-412-2044 or visit the City of Richmond’s website.
To find out more about Chevron’s community contributions, visit www.chevronrichmond.com or call our community line at 510-242-2000.