New Milford announces jobs for youth in summer

The New Milford Youth Agency has job openings for youth at Sullivan Farm.

The New Milford Youth Agency has job openings for youth at Sullivan Farm.

Trish Haldin / Hearst Connecticut Media

NEW MILFORD — The Town of New Milford announced on Monday some youth employment opportunities in town this summer.

The town will participate in the Connecticut Youth Employment Program in partnership with the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board. This program employs qualified youth, ages 14 -21, to work for six weeks during the summer. Participants will work for 20 hours each week for $13 per hour from July 5-Aug.13.

New Milford Youth Agency will employ up to four participants at the Sullivan Farm. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a farm, learn contemporary farming techniques and skills, plant and harvest vegetables, repair, and perform minor project construction, and other agro-educational and farm objectives.

New Milford Youth Agency Summer Camp program will employ five participants to work as summer camp counselors for the agency, supervising the activities and play of summer campers and providing guidance.

New Milford Parks and Recreation will employ up to four participants to work as playground counselors for the RccOn summer camp (July 5-Aug 6), supervising summer campers’ activities and play, and providing guidance.

The Connecticut Youth Employment Program, funded through the State of Connecticut, provides summer employment opportunities for low-income youth and young adults. Eligible participants who complete the application will be assigned to a worksite for a six-week summer work experience beginning July 5. Interested students and young adults are encouraged to apply at CYEPnorthwest2021.com by May 31.

Those with specific program questions can contact Albert Chabot at Albert.Chabotgrgnnviborg or Tammy Reardon at TReardon@newmilford.org.