Palmetto Community Action

Summer Youth Works!

Apply for Summer Youth Works! 2021
Click Here To Apply Online

Click Here To Download Mail-In Application • All Applications Must Be Received By April 30, 2021

The Summer Youth Works! program provides seasonal employment for college-bound high school juniors and seniors and students enrolled in accredited colleges. 

Through this program, students have had the opportunity to get real work experience at partner work sites such as the Cannon Street YMCA, the Charleston Promise Neighborhood, Trident United Way, Miracle Academy, and the City of Charleston.


"It gave me the chance to get the feel of being at a desk, experiencing people coming in and out of the office needing help... I'm going to miss it... it was a really great experience."
– Ameika Simmons, program participant


To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Reside in Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester County
  • Be an 11th grader taking College Preparation classes or 

  • Be a 12th grader planning to attend college in the upcoming Fall semester or

  • Be a currently-enrolled college student at any accredited community, junior or four-year college who will be living in the Tri-county area between mid-May and early August and will be returning to college in the upcoming Fall semester.

*If you are a high school senior planning to attend college, you will be required to provide your letter of acceptance from the college you will be attending.* *Some positions are based on the income eligibility of the student's family.*