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2022 Youth Employment Participants Honored During Ceremony

Published Jul 29, 2022

Escambia County's Youth Employment Program participants were recognized by District 3 Commissioner Lumon May and Neighborhood & Human Services staff for their hard work this summer during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27 at the Brownsville Community Center, located at 3200 W. Desoto St.

The Youth Employment Program gave over 150 youth the opportunity to get paid work experience in various county departments, including Animal Services, Building Services, Community and Media Relations, County Attorney, Development Services, District 3 County Commissioners Office, Engineering/Traffic, Extension Services, Facilities Management, IT, Library Services, Escambia County Area Transit, Neighborhood and Human Services, Parks and Recreation, Public Safety, Supervisor of Elections and the Escambia County School District.

"I'm honored to stand here today and recognize our youth employees who put in hard work and dedication during their time with the county," said Commissioner May. "Our Summer Youth Program gives them the opportunity to learn valuable skills they will remember for the rest of their lives. I've always said the greatest investment you can make is in human capital. Through this program and our partnerships, we invest in the youth in our community to help them become the best version of themselves. When you invest in children, you invest in the community."

Through the program, youth worked up to 30 hours a week, gaining valuable experience all summer while learning workforce etiquette such as professional dress, timeliness and respect. Youth Employment Program participants also received job readiness training and post-employment briefings, which provided them feedback about their job performance.

Watch a video made by Community and Media Relations youth employment workers Danielle Leatherwood and Mischel Johnson

Information about future cycles of the Escambia County Youth Employment Program will be posted at and on the Escambia County Facebook page. 

Commissioner May with Youth Job Coaches

Commissioner May with the Youth Job Coaches at the Summer Youth Employment Ceremony

Interim County Administrator Wes Moreno, Summer Youth Employee Layla Simpson, and D3 Commissioner Lumon May,

Interim County Administrator Wes Moreno, Summer Youth Employee Layla Simpson and Commissioner Lumon May

Dr. Joyce Hopson, Commissioner May, and Sue Straughn.

Commissioner May with Dr. Joyce Hopson, Escambia-Pensacola Human Relations Commission, and Sue Straughn, WEAR-TV.

Travis Tompkins, Au'Riyanna McCaskey, Lumon May

Escambia County Emergency Manager Travis Tompkins, Summer Youth Employee Au'Riyanna McCaskey and Commissioner May

Escambia County Summer Youth Employment Program

Escambia County Summer Youth Employment Program

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