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Last Updated: 2016-12-16

The 2017 Mayor’s Youth Academy Summer Enrollment period will open on February 1, 2017 for "Kings Dominion" and for "Reynolds Institute"

Applications for all other MYA summer programs:
ARTS Institute, Counselor In Training, Junior STEM, Summer Work Experience
will be accepted on-line starting on March 1, 2017

History

Launched by former Mayor Dwight C. Jones in 2010, The Mayor’s Youth Academy is designed to develop Richmond’s Future leaders and workforce. The Academy serves Richmond youth (ages 13-19 years).

Mission

It is the mission of the Mayor's Youth Academy to provide development opportunities to youth throughout the city of Richmond which includes: job readiness training, leadership development, exposure to entrepreneurship, mentoring, and post-secondary career exploration. Our goal is to develop Richmond's future workforce into determined, successful citizens who will one day become our city's leaders. In doing so the Academy strives to accomplish the following goals:

  • Provide extensive training for youth
  • Develop employability skills
  • Promote civic engagement
  • Expose youth to post-secondary educational and/or vocational opportunities
  • Provide professional mentors and instructors in a variety of career paths
  • Provide safe and constructive social outlets through supervised out of school activities
  • Encourage continued school enrollment

The advantages of the Mayor's Youth Academy include:

  • Developing Richmond’s future workforce
  • Youth receive "real" work experience
  • Exploration and training in a variety of career fields
  • Gaining skills that are necessary for future employment
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities from a diverse pool of professional
  • Stimulates the local economy

Contact Information:

Mayor's Youth Academy
City of Richmond
EDC Building
701 North 25th Street, 2nd floor
Richmond, VA
23223 USA
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Phone: (804) 646-7480
Fax: (804) 646-5145










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