Are you looking for an awesome PAID 6-week summer job in 2023? Sign up here to stay updated on this year’s Gateway to Opportunity (G2O) program!
We’re so excited that you are interested in being a part of this summer’s Gateway to Opportunity program!
Gateway to Opportunity (G2O) is a way to connect with meaningful, fun, work-based projects at nonprofits, local government, or business agencies during the summer months. Working in a small team, you will be creating local community-based projects that center young people’s voices and expertise and enhance the work of the local organization that you are placed within!
Your placement organization is known as a “host site” where you will work and learn alongside a range of staff members and professionals. This project will support and contribute to the overall vision of your host site. You will receive meaningful and unique job training in this position along with weekly professional development opportunities learning about financial literacy, resume writing, interview skills, and more! There will be two types of positions available: team leaders and youth participants.
Team Leaders: This position is open to undergraduate students or college-aged young adults (age 19-23) who will be responsible for providing near-peer mentorship and supervision to the teams of youth participants. They are hired as summer employees of Maine Youth Action Network and will participate in a multi-week professional development training prior to the program’s start, developing skills in coaching, facilitation, and leadership. Team leaders work closely with host site supervisors to create and oversee the planning and development of each project.
Youth participants: This position is open to incoming high school juniors and seniors, graduating seniors, and out-of-school youth who receive free or reduced lunch or other public assistance. Over six weeks, youth participants will work in small teams to imagine, design, and implement a community project related to their designated host site. Additionally, participants will attend weekly career workshops intended to grow career skills and prepare members for the workforce.
We are planning on having G2O host sites across the state of Maine, so if you are interested in learning more, please sign up, and we will keep you updated on opportunities in your area!