Youth Employment Program (YEP)

YEP prepares youth with critical skills needed for life beyond high school. Youth ages 14-21 are hired for the summer and fall to clean our city's streets. The program teaches hard work while helping youth develop a sense of pride for their community. 





Professional Development

Youth participate in weekly professional development sessions. Subjects include: interview skills, resume writing, public speaking, and career exploration. 


Youth Financial Empowerment 

Sowing Seeds Savings Program

MCDC believes that all young people should develop a good relationship with money at an early age. Sowing Seeds empowers youth that are employed by helping them open a savings account as well as educate young people on a variety of financial subjects. At completion of coursework, Sowing Seeds provides monetary incentives to youth that have accomplished their savings and educational goals.