Summer Jobs for Teens & Young Adults
Leon’s Path to Success Started with a Summer Job
A summer job can be a temporary gig. It can also be a ticket to a permanent job. Just ask Leon Evon. He lives in Bethel and works full time in public housing as a maintenance mechanic.
It all started with a summer job.
"I applied in the spring of 2017 and got it. It was tough the first two weeks since I didn't have any idea about the job," Leon remembers.
He got the hang of it and liked the job so much that he came back for more.
"I applied the next year as well and was given more responsibilities. You became more of an independent worker," says Leon. In between patching holes in dry wall, moving grass, and cleaning up around units, he shadowed the full-time crew.
He soon became one of them.
"I got hired full-time after I graduated from high school last year. It's fairly different now. You get to do much more and work with more tools."
Leon, like everyone else, is dealing with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Work has slowed.
"We're just taking emergency calls right now," says Leon, who can't wait to get back to a full schedule — with some fishing in his free time.
Opportunities at AHFC for 16-22 Year Olds
Do you have a responsible teen or young adult between the ages of 16 and 22 in your home who needs a summer job? Summer student hires have the opportunity to learn new skills including groundskeeping, building maintenance or office work.
A typical day for a summer hire could include raking, lawn trimming and mowing. If you or someone you know is interested in learning new skills, enjoys working with others and is dependable, apply now!
AHFC’s Summer Student Program runs from June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. Pay varies by community and starts at $12/hour. Apply for a summer job in your community: