Youth

Summer Youth Employment & Training


The Summer Youth Employment and Training program is designed to provide low-income youth the opportunity to work during the summer months and receive job-readiness training, soft skills, and work experience all while getting paid.

Who is eligible?

The Summer Youth Employment and Training Program is for low-income youth ages 14-24, who are income eligible and have little, no, or spotty work experience.

What services will I receive?

Below is a listing of all activities that may be provided by the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program:

  • Summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and occupational learning;
  • Paid work experiences;
  • Leadership development opportunities, which may include such activities as positive social behavior and soft skills, decision making, team work and other activities;
  • Supportive services;
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling, as well as referrals to counseling, as appropriate to the needs of the individual youth.

What is expected of me?

Actively participate. Be on time. Speak up if you get in a jam. Strive for positive references.

Where can I expect to work?

We have contracted with several nonprofit agencies and local businesses for youth to gain employment experience. Through the generosity of our work experience sites, we have provided youth work opportunities in the fields of mechanics, health care, clerical, social services, animal care and construction, just to name a few.

How do I apply?

You can visit our Youth Program offices at 3116 1st Avenue North in Billings, call (406) 247-4732, or email info@hrdc7.org.

Youth Employment for Participants


The Youth Employment program’s primary goal is to provide work readiness and training opportunities, to better prepare Montana’s youth for access to employment and long-term economic self-sufficiency.

For more information (including eligibility, services, and application)

Visit the state website at MT Youth Employment Program; call an HRDC case manager at (406) 247-4732; visit the Youth Program offices at 3116 1st Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101, or download the application below: