Job Center currently accepting applications for 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program

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February 3, 2020

Job Center Currently Accepting Applications for 

2020 Summer Youth Employment Program

Applications for the 2020 Lake County Summer Youth Employment Program will be accepted from February 1 to March 31, 2020. This popular program, funded by the Lake County Board, will provide meaningful work experiences for approximately 215 youth this summer.

Participants will work at various sites in Lake County, including a mix of private employers and nonprofit organizations, local municipalities and community-based organizations. Youth will work approximately 25 hours per week in various areas such as office support, camp counseling programs, and cleaning and maintenance.  The program will begin June 15, 2020 and will last approximately six weeks.

See photos of the summer program last year.  


To qualify for employment, youth must be:

  • Age 14 to 18 by April 15, OR age 14 to 22 with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Attending middle school or high school
  • Receiving free or reduced lunch, OR meet low income guidelines


Eligible youth can fill out an application online. All applications must be submitted by March 31.  

Individuals can also pick up an application at any of these locations:

  • Job Center of Lake County, 1 N Genesee St., Waukegan
  • Many local township offices or schools

Applications will be accepted at the following locations:

  • In person: Job Center of Lake County, 1 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL
  • By mail: Job Center of Lake County, attention Summer Youth Employment Program, 1 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085
  • By fax:  847-249-2214
  • Online: Complete this form

Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than March 31 in order to be considered.  We cannot be responsible for lost or misdirected mail.  Only one application per person will be accepted.  Applications will be randomly selected.

Check the Job Center website after April 15 for the status of applications.

Contact Information


Phone: 847-377-3444