Mayor Gary Christenson’s Year-Round Youth Employment Program (MYEP) is well underway. Throughout Malden more than 40 Malden youths are gainfully employed at a multitude of worksites. Approximately 30 businesses have stepped up to provide the students with meaningful employment.
The program allows students over the age of 14 the opportunity to work and earn money after school hours. The program is a hybrid model providing youth employment along with weekly career readiness training classes. Job placements are at daycare centers, technology and advertisement organizations, City of Malden departments, afterschool programs and more. Students are introduced to career-based programming, such as healthcare, web design and data analysis, enabling them to experience different skill sets while earning money. The Signal Success classes offer them the ability to gain skills they can use in the workforce. The goal is to ensure that youths are able to access critical education, trialing and career development services so that they are able to enter the workforce and build economic self-sufficiency.