TABLE OF CONTENTS
Frequently Asked Questions
About the Program
Eligibility Requirements & Document Checklist
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How much can I earn working during the summer?
A: $10 per hour.
Q: How old do you have to be to participate in summer employment?
A: Youth ages 14 to 21 can apply for employment with the Youth Career Development Program. All applicants must be 14 by May 1st, 2020.
Q: When does the summer program start?
A: The summer program runs from June 18 – August 21.
Q: Is training mandatory?
A: Yes. Weekly paid training will be provided each Tuesday.
Q: Where can I go to get my work permit completed?
A: The City of Wilmington will have a representative from the Department of Labor present during your in-take appointment who can sign the work permit. You may also complete one at the school you are attending.
Q: How do I become a worksite?
A: Click on the green tab and register as a worksite. You may also contact YCD staff at (302) 576-3822.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Wilmington’s Youth Career Development Program is year-round employment for young people ages 14 – 21 residing in the City of Wilmington and greater New Castle County.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & DOCUMENT CHECKLIST
To apply, you must present the following documents at your intake appointment:
1. Youth applicant’s photo ID (photocopy only)
• Government-issued (not expired) photo ID or
• Current school-issued photo ID or
• U.S. Passport
2. Youth applicant’s signed Social Security card (photocopy only)
3. Youth applicant’s birth certificate
NOTE: Certificate of newborn’s set of footprints received at the hospital IS NOT acceptable.
4. Youth applicant’s proof of address (photocopy only)
• Property lease or official mail from school, federal, state or city agency.
5. Completed and signed Delaware Department of Labor “Work Permit” for applicants 17 and younger. A DOL representative will be on-site to assist applicants with work permits approvals.
6. Proof of Parental / Guardian income (Photocopy only)
• 2019 W-2 or
• Three (3) most recent paystubs or
• IF APPLICABLE, agency letter verifying social security, pension/retirement pay, disability, annuities, child support, unemployment, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), food benefits, DE Healthy Child Program, or other sources of income.
7. To establish your direct deposit you will need to bring A COPY OF A VOIDED CHECK OR OFFICIAL BANK DOCUMENT WITH A PRE-PRINTED BANK ROUTING NUMBER, ACCOUNT NUMBER AND ACCOUNT HOLDER'S NAME.
Youth applicants selected to participate in the YCD program will:
Applications will only be accepted via the YCD online application portal.