Hire a youth, change Houston’s future.

Why should businesses participate?

“There are a lot of kids in this city that really want to work. By providing them that opportunity, we help them in developing their own work ethic, the value of working for your money, not just asking for it. We give them an opportunity to earn their money, to learn the skills that they need. When they want to say yes to a job, we ought to put them in a position to give them a job to say yes to.”

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Nonprofit and community organizations

Need a summer intern but can’t afford to pay the salary?

Hire Houston Youth provides a limited number of subsidized interns each summer in local nonprofit and community organizations thanks to our generous sponsors. Sponsorships are limited and not guaranteed to organizations who apply to receive an intern. To apply, sign up to hire a youth today!

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Success stories


Uyiosa Elegon

Age 19

This summer, I was allowed to use what I learned in marketing classes to highlight youth in the program through social media. I am so privileged to have carried out that project with the guidance of committed mentors in the Mayor’s Office of Education. Hire Houston Youth gave me the platform and resources I need to be successful in my future career.


Megan Steckley


Zach’s work in our office made it possible for us to distribute hundreds of computers to Houston area families without computers at home this fall. We are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this program and meet great students like Zach who added so much value to our organization this summer. We can’t wait to meet next year’s interns!