Youth Services

The CareerSource Polk Young Leaders Program connects youth ages 16 to 24 with employment and career development opportunities.

The Young Leaders program provides individualized services to help young adults, ages 16 to 24, gain marketable skills that will help them enter the workforce. Young Leaders provide services that assist young adults with gaining academic and employability skills needed to become successful as they transition into adulthood.

Participants have the opportunity to receive scholarships for specialized training in selected fields, based on aptitude and interests. Once they have completed skill-building activities, staff work one-on-one with participants to market their skills to the employer community. The young adult will also have the opportunity to earn cash incentives for achieved program milestones and participate in the summer youth employment program.  By participating in the Young Leaders program young adults have the liberty to take part in activities throughout the county including:

  • Company & College Tours
  • Career Exploration
  • Goal Based Incentives
  • Tutoring & GED Prep
  • Community Service
  • Interview Skills & Job Search
  • Summer Employment
  • Job Shadowing


To learn what our Young Leaders program is doing this month, view our calendar of events or visit the Young Leaders Facebook page.


Please Note: Young Leaders program serve young adults ages 16 to 24, with a focus on those that are out of school. We are no longer enrolling individuals that are currently enrolled in school.