Know that nothing you share on this application will be shared outside of our decision-making committee, so the information here is confidential. Also, nothing you share will automatically disqualify you from entry into our program. If you aren’t familiar with some of the words or terms, or aren’t sure how to answer the questions here, you can find us on Facebook by looking up Youth Rise Texas and send us a message, or you can text us at 504-231-2545 to ask questions.
Finally, a word of advice from our youth members: keep in mind that while this is a paid summer job, this might be unlike any job you’ve had or imagined before. No cash registers, no customers, and a pretty chill environment to get to know new people and make the world a better place. Because we see participating in this program as a privilege, we want to make sure that those we accept this summer are interested in our mission. We work to support each other and make change in our lives and communities, and we want to build a group of young people who share that interest with us. Really what we mean is, this is more than just a job. It’s a life changing opportunity and we hope you see it that way too.