Today is the last day to apply for JET Program

The Bienville Parish LSU AgCenter is excited to announce that the Jurors Empowering Teens (JET) is returning this summer. This is a Summer Internship Program that began in 2008 as a collaborative effort between the Bienville Parish AgCenter and the Bienville Parish Police Jury. Since then the program has gained popularity and an esteemed reputation among the community for its youth enrichment aspects.

This is a 4-week program for youth that are between the ages of 16 to 18 (a junior or senior start of Fall 2023) that allows the participants to earn an income while being employed at various public and private businesses.

Assistant Extension Agent for 4-H Development Megan Martin said, “Some jobs that they have had in the past were at nursing homes, Clerk of Court office, restaurants, schools, town halls, health clinics, etc.”

This experience provides a valuable first employment opportunity and equips them with practical skills including goal setting, resume building, interview skills, budgeting, on-the-job etiquette and personal branding.

Local businesses can contact the LSU AgCenter office if they are willing to host a child at no cost to the company. 

According to Martin, many hours have been spent reviewing the program’s growth over the years, as well as the curriculum and expectations. This year they plan to adopt the past curriculum with additional current topics that they believe are important for the youth in the community to understand. 

Applications must be submitted to the Bienville Parish LSU AgCenter office by today, April 28th. The selected youth will then move on to the interview process, which will be conducted over the next few weeks. The program will run from July 3-28, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants must have reliable transportation during the program dates. 

Reach out to to answer any questions or call the office at 318-263-7400.

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