More than 3,000 Students from the Birmingham-Area
This summer, the Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) and Fox 6 will put hundreds of Birmingham youth to work through the Kids & Jobs Program. Kids & Jobs is designed to help cultivate the professional development necessary for youth and young adults to become an integral part of the workforce.
14 & 15 Year-Old Program Application & Interview Session
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | Fair Park Arena
Doors Open: 8 AM * Doors Close: 9 AM
Participating students will receive first-time exposure to the workplace. Youth who are allowed to enter the application and interview process on April 13th must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. To be considered for employment, students must submit a completed application packet during the interview session. Applications will be available beginning March 18, 2013 online at www.myfoxal.com.
*After the doors close, parents/guardians must attend a mandatory orientation.
Summer Executive Internship (SEI)
Application Deadline: April 12, 2013 by 5 PM
The SEI Program gives 16 to 21 year old students an opportunity to gain experience in their chosen career path. SEI applications are available online at www.myfoxal.com. Interested students should submit a completed application to:
City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services
1608 7th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
April 11, 2013
FOX6 Kids & Jobs Internship Draft
Tune in to FOX6 at 6:30 PM on April 11, 2013
Students attending high schools from the Birmingham metropolitan area can win “paid” internships with companies competing to hire some of Birmingham’s best! Students must be nominated by their principal in order to compete in the draft process.
Kids & Jobs Expansion Meeting
Division of Youth Services
Municipalities interested in starting a Kids & Jobs Program are welcome to attend this meeting. Pre-register by calling DYS at (205) 320-0879 by April 12, 2013.
Applicants must reside in the City of Birmingham to be considered for the Kids & Jobs Program.
For more information, call the Division of Youth Services at (205) 320-0879
[Birmingham, Alabama] –The Flora Pearl Foundation (FPF) is pleased to host Flora Pearl Inspires: “I Will NOT Lose Myself” featuring special guest Tangi Nix. The free event will take place Saturday, March 23rd from 2pm-4pm at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library.
As a part of their EmPower ME Series, The Flora Pearl Foundation has partnered with Real Life Poets to host writing workshops for mothers and daughters. The monthly workshops are meant to inspire, improve and enrich. Founder Latasha Humphrey says the workshops are designed with a specific purpose in mind. “We’re hosting the monthly gathering in order to build a network of women and girls to change the world starting with words,” said Humphrey. Workshops are free each month.
Birmingham youth service organizations can call the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) to reserve your FREE tickets to the Birmingham Blitz basketball game against the Memphis Bluff Reign. The game takes place onSunday, February 10, 2013 at Bill Harris Fair Park Arena. Tip-off is at 3:00 PM.
The Birmingham Blitz is a semi-professional ABA Basketball team owned by Ron Steele and Tay Walker. Blitz Basketball is the fastest most exciting game in town!
Beginning February 8th, organization leaders (Executive Directors, Pastors, Coaches, etc.) can call DYS at 205-320-0879 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM to reserve up to 10 tickets for the youth they serve. Tickets will be dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis until all tickets have been disseminated.
Organizations must call DYS to request tickets.
No email requests will be accepted.
For more information about theBirmingham Blitz Ticket Giveaway, call DYS at 205-320-0879.
[Birmingham, Alabama] –The Flora Pearl Foundation (FPF) is pleased to host Flora Pearl Inspires: “A Dream Girl’s Passion and Pain” featuring special guest NaTasha Rembert. The free event will take place Saturday, February 23rd from 2pm-4pm at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library.
As a part of their EmPower ME Series, The Flora Pearl Foundation has partnered with Real Life Poets to host writing workshops for mothers and daughters. The monthly workshops are meant to inspire, improve and enrich. Founder Latasha Humphrey says the workshops are designed with a specific purpose in mind. “We’re hosting the monthly gathering in order to build a network of women and girls to change the world starting with words,” said Humphrey. Workshops are free each month. Special craft activities and snacks will be provided for girls ages 8-12.
The Flora Pearl Foundation, Inc. (FPF) is a Birmingham-based, non-profit organization empowering students and parents to live on purpose through education, community service, and career planning. It was created to pay tribute to Founder Latasha Humphrey’s paternal grandmother, Flora Pearl Humphrey who passed away in January 2001 of a massive heart attack. Through the example of Flora Pearl Humphrey, FPF’s mandate is to inspire individuals to reach beyond the stars.
Contact: Latasha J. Humphrey
Date: February 8, 2013
Contact Info – 205.821.2474
Calling all youth and their families, faith-based institutions, youth service providers, and Greek-lettered organizations! It’s time for the 2012 City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services Step in the Name of Love Extravaganza! This FREE event will be held this Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Carver Theater.
Step in the Name of Love is an annual benefit step show that kicks off DYS’ holiday initiatives. Your attendance, with a new unwrapped toy or nonperishable food item, will support efforts to provide an enjoyable holiday to some of Birmingham’s less fortunate.
This year’s event features 95.7 Magic City Morning Show Host, Comedian Funny Maine, serving as this year’s host. Featured performances include:
- Sigma Beta Club of Birmingham
- Iota Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- S.W.A.T. (45th Street Baptist Church)
- S.W.A.G. (Worship & Deliverance Ministries)
- Total Man Mime Ministry
There will also be a special performance by the DYS All-Star Steppers! Be the first to hear songs from DYS’ highly anticipated cd.
Admission is a non-perishable food item or an unwrapped toy to benefit the 2012 DYS Youth First Toy Giveaway Campaign.
For more information about the 2012 Step in the Name of Love Extravaganza, contact DYS at 205-320-0879.
The act of giving is important throughout the year, but giving peaks in significance during the holiday season. To help create happy holiday memories for hundreds of less fortunate Birmingham youth, the City of Birmingham’s Division of Youth Services (DYS) created the Youth First Holiday Campaign.
Kicking off in November 2012, the campaign consists of three major components:
YOUTH FIRST CBS42 HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
November 1, 2012 – December 14, 2012
8:30am – 4:30pm (Monday – Friday)
You can help us serve Birmingham youth this holiday season. Public donations of new, unwrapped gifts will be accepted at the DYS office located at 1608 7th Avenue North throughout the donation drive. Donations can also be made at any America’s First Credit Union location.
HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY APPLICATION DATE
November 8, 2012
**9:00am until capacity is reached**
Applications will be accepted at the DYS office located at 1608 – 7th Avenue North in downtown Birmingham.
(Special Note: DYS collaborates with other local organizations that provide holiday assistance. We do this to avoid duplication of service. If your child(ren) will be receiving assistance through another program, please leave the DYS application process open for other youth who have not yet received help for the holidays)
“STEP IN THE NAME OF LOVE” EXTRAVAGANZA
Sunday, November 18, 2012 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
FREE ADMISSION! One nonperishable food item or one new, unwrapped gift will get you in to see some of the most dynamic step teams in our region!
For more information about the 2012 Youth First Holiday Campaign, call DYS at 205-320-0879.
It has been said by Construction Craft professionals and company owners that to have learned a Construction Trade is to have “Something that can’t be taken from you.” Learning a trade gives you the knowledge to build your own future.
The CEFA Craft Training classes are taught using the nationally recognized and standardized NCCER curriculum. The same Curriculum used in Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Training Programs across the state as well as many High Schools, Career Technical Programs and Community Colleges.
CEFA has the support, direction and curriculum to provide you with the CRAFT specific trade training that construction employers want, need and expect.
Unemployed individuals entering the classes are entered into the CEFA database that is sent to contractors in YOUR area.
Getting our youth to work
Birmingham Builds: Open to Jefferson County Residents over the age of 18, the Birmingham Builds program is to help train workers to rebuild the tornado damaged areas of Birmingham. This is a night time class, held two nights a week.
Local youth service organizations may call the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) to reserve your FREE tickets to the UAB football game against Tulsa. The game takes place on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Legion Field. Kick-off is at 2:00 AM.
Beginning today, organization leaders (Executive Directors, Pastors, Coaches, etc.) may call DYS at 205-320-0879 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM to reserve up to 10 tickets for the youth they serve. Tickets will be dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis until all tickets have been disseminated.
Organizations must call DYS to request tickets. No email requests will be accepted.
For more information about UAB Football Ticket Giveaway, call DYS at 205-320-0879.
10:00am – 2:00pm
YMCA Youth Center
Area youth, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, can receive health screenings in:
Vision, Dental, and General Health.
The services will be provided by medical staff from Children’s Health System and UAB Health System – Department of Pediatrics.
DYS Doctor Day highlights:
FREE Health Screenings for Youth up to 18 Years Old.
FREE Healthy Snacks & Beverages.
FREE Interactive Games & Prizes
FREE Helpful Information
For more information about Take a Child to the Doctor Day, call DYS at 205-320-0879.