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Youth Work Experience

SSJNN offers supported, seasonal work opportunities for youth in our service area between the ages of 14‐16, providing mentorship and an hourly wage for urban farming, bicycle repair, landscaping and neighborhood beautification, and retail services at neighborhood shops.

Urban Farming

Youth in the urban farming segment of this program sell produce they grow at the weekly, Little Italy Farmers Market and to neighborhood senior citizens and restaurants. Teens who work the market also learn about growing, harvesting and using several varieties of produce, marketing, sales, communication and much more.

Preparing Youth For Work

All applicants are walked through the process of obtaining their work permit and receive interview preparation and an interview. Participants also receive coaching on soft skills, resume writing, interpersonal skills and much more.


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425 West 18th Street, Erie, PA 16502 (Admin)
436 East 26th Street, Erie PA 16504


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