Community Attention Youth Internship

CAYIP COVID-19 Announcement: Fall Session 2021

The health and safety of our program participants, partners, and community as a whole is top priority. With this in mind, we will continue to offer an online platform of the Community Attention Youth Internship Program: CAYIP Virtual Learning Academy for fall Session 2021. It is our hope to return to in-person programming as soon as it is safe to do so.   **Fall programming dates have changed. Please see below. 

Program Goals:

  • To teach workplace readiness skills.
  • To assist youth in career exploration.
  • To help youth identify their strengths and build resiliency.
  • To connect youth to positive adults and to resources in the community.

Program Highlights:

  • The Virtual Learning Academy will be held in a Google Classroom Platform.
  • All participants will be assigned a CAYIP counselor who meets with the youth through a virtual platform a minimum of once a week.
  • Youth will have online modules and  two virtual classroom meetings a week. This summer, youth will have the opportunity to earn a performance-based stipend up to $120 per week  (not to exceed $600 per session).
  • Youth will explore topics such as effective communication strategies and active listening skills, conflict resolution, banking and budgeting, interview skills and strategies, career exploration.
  • Youth will work with staff to complete a resume and final project at the end of the session.
  • Virtual classroom meetings will offer course content and guest speakers from the community.

Application and Acceptance Process:

  • The program is open to City of Charlottesville youth between the ages of 14-21. 
  • Youth will be able to apply now until Wednesday, September 29th , 2021 at 5pm.
  • Youth will need to complete a CAYIP Application which includes both the application questionnaire and an agreement to participate form. Please complete both. 
  • Youth and families are able to request a paper version of the form be mailed to them through the CAYIP Inquiries.
  • This session of CAYIP will also have a smaller number of interns in the cohort than previous years.  
  • We will continue to monitor the situation for health and safety and respond as necessary.

CAYIP Virtual Academy Timelines: Fall Session 2021

  • September 1, 2021 - September 29, 2021 5pm: Application submission window.
  • September 20 , 2020- October 5, 2021: Applicant interviews (These will take place through virtual platforms such a Zoom and WebEx. When necessary, accommodations will be made that are in compliance with health and safety guidelines).
  • October 6 - October 8, 2021: Youth notified of acceptance 
  • October 11, 2021- November 14, 2021:  The Virtual Learning Academy held in Google Classroom Platform.

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