Community Attention Youth Internship

CAYIP COVID-19 Announcement: Spring Session 2021

The health and safety of our program participants, partners, and community as a whole is top priority. With this in mind, we will continue to offer an online platform of the Community Attention Youth Internship Program: The CAYIP Virtual Learning Academy until it is safe to return to in-person programming. 

Program Goals:

  • To teach workplace readiness skills.
  • To assist youth in career exploration.
  • To help youth identify their strengths and build resiliency.
  • To connect youth to positive adults and to resources in the community.

Program Highlights:

  • The Virtual Learning Academy will be held in a Google Classroom Platform.
  • All participants will be assigned a CAYIP counselor who meets with the youth through a virtual platform a minimum of once a week.
  • Youth will have online modules and  two virtual classroom meetings a week. Youth have the opportunity to earn a performance-based stipend up to $100 per week (not to exceed $500 per session).
  • Youth will explore topics such as effective communication strategies and active listening skills, conflict resolution, banking and budgeting, interview skills and strategies, career exploration.
  • Youth will work with staff to complete a resume and final project at the end of the session.
  • Virtual classroom meetings will offer course content and guest speakers from the community.

Application and Acceptance Process:

  • The program is open to residents of the City of Charlottesville between the ages of 14-21. 
  • Youth will be able to apply now until Wednesday,  April 7, 2021 at 5pm.
  • Youth will need to complete a CAYIP Application
  • Youth and families are able to request a paper version of the form be mailed to them through the CAYIP Inquiries.
  • This session of CAYIP will also have a smaller number of interns in the cohort than previous years.  
  • We will continue to monitor the situation for health and safety and respond as necessary.

CAYIP Virtual Academy Timelines: Spring Session 2021

  • March 25, 2021 - April 7, 2021 5pm: Application submission window.
  • April 8 , 2020- April 15, 2021: Applicant interviews (These will take place through virtual platforms such a Zoom and WebEx. When necessary, accommodations will be made that are in compliance with health and safety guidelines).
  • April 19, 2021- May 23, 2021:  The Virtual Learning Academy held in Google Classroom Platform.

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