The city of Grand Rapids announced the launch of the 2021 GRow1000 youth employment program.
Building on employing more than 350 youth last summer, the city and area businesses are poised to employ 650 more Grand Rapids residents ages 15-24 beginning June 14.
GRow1000 will offer young people 120-hour work experiences over six weeks from June 14 through July 23. Youth participants will work 20 hours each week earning $10 an hour for those under 18 and $13 an hour for those 18 and older.
To participate, individuals must meet the following basic requirements:
- Be between 15 and 24 years old as of June 14
- Live in the city of Grand Rapids
- Be eligible to work in the U.S.