Dynamic Job Training for Teens
AZYouthforce is a dynamic job training program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley - Arizona (BGCAZ). Our program is designed to help young adults prepare for and connect to workplace opportunities.
Teens apply to the AZYouthforce program and once selected, each participant will engage in a 30-hour Academy to gain hard and soft skills to help them be successful in their internships.
Following the successful completion of AZYouthforce Academy, students will apply for and be matched to a paid internship with one of our partners. Participants will work closely with our Workforce Development coach to ensure their success.
Who can participate
AZYouthforce is open to all young people ages 16–19, who are enrolled in school. The program is open to BGCAZ members and non-members. One of the strategic goals of AZYouthforce is to create meaningful education and workplace opportunities for those who otherwise would not have access, including young people from underserved communities and/or those who will be the first in their family to graduate.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley - Arizona is partnering with the PHX Arena to offer paid internships for teens age 16 to 19.
Following completion of the AZYouthforce Academy, the teens will staff games supporting arena operations to enhance guest experiences at the Arena during Phoenix Suns games, concerts, and other events.
Click on the following link to learn more about the Junior Ambassador position:
Age: 16 - 19
Applications are closed. Please check back in May for applications to reopen!
Jiffy Lube and BGCAZ have partnered to create an internship experience for teens interested in the automotive field.
Following completion of the AZYouthforce Academy, interns will work as Courtesy Techs or Lube Technicians. Courtesy Techs are responsible for automatic and manual transmission vehicles, greeting customers, writing up work orders, and performing basic automotive services such as cleaning windows, inflating tires, and vacuuming vehicles. Lube Technicians perform all the functions of a Courtesy Tech, with the addition of oil changes, explaining services and products to customers, and other various fluid fills and filter changes.
Click on the following links to learn more about each position:
Jiffy Lube is interested in hiring interns that are a good fit, so either position has the potential to be a great start to a rewarding automotive career.
Age: 17 - 19
Applications are open!
Haskins Electric has been offering electrical solutions to the Valley for over 20 years. They're excited to be working with BGCAZ to bring electrical internships to Valley teens over the age of 18.
Following completion of the AZYouthforce Academy, interns will work as Electrician Helpers. Electrician Helpers assist electricians at commercial and residential electrical sites. Interns will learn the basics of tasks such as hanging fixtures, pulling circuits, and installing wiring.
Click on the following link to learn more about the Electrician Helper position:
Interns with Haskins Electric have the potential to be offered employment, if the internship is a good fit.
Age: 18 +
Applications are open!
BGCAZ and Crash are partnering to offer a flexible, remote internship opportunity to teens interested in the tech field.
Following completion of the AZYouthforce Academy, the intern will be placed at Crash. Crash is a start-up tech company that provides an innovative platform for jobseekers to send video pitches in lieu of resumes. The intern will get an opportunity to explore various tech careers such as marketing, customer support, and more.
Click on the following link to learn more about the internship:
To learn more about Crash, visit their website.
Age: 16 - 19
Applications are closed.
Note: Consideration for this internship also requires a video pitch be submitted to Crash. Instructions on how to do this will be given in an email following submission of an AZYouthforce application.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley - Arizona is partnering with Talking Stick Resort Arena to offer paid internships for teens age 16 to 19. Following completion in the AZYouthforce Academy, teens will staff games supporting arena operations to enhance guest experiences at the Arena during Phoenix Suns, concerts, and other events. Arena leadership supports the teens in their business operations and the BGCAZ workforce team works with teens to manage the enterprise.
Age: 16 - 19
Due to COVID-19, there are currently no planned events at Talking Stick Resort Arena. We are working closely with arena staff to bring this internship back as soon as it is safe for future interns.