This Summer, SF YouthWorks provided our youth interns with a series of career exploration events that ranged from tours of City Departments to Q & A sessions with city employees. Interns signed up for events that they found interesting or relevant to their chosen career fields. These events allowed youth to explore career options outside of their assigned work sites and gave them good insight into what their future could possibly be like.
These events took place at different places such as City Hall, a public hospital, a 911 call center, and many more. For example, a group of 16 interns visited the Cable Car Barn. They had the chance to learn about the history of public transportation in the city and to witness the repair of our city’s historic cable cars. Another group of interns visited the Public Defender’s Office. They had the chance to meet with chief attorney Matt Gonzalez, and received an inside scoop on criminal justice in San Francisco.
Career exposure events are very important because they offer youth insight into public service in San Francisco. It opens them up to the ideal of possibly working one day to serve the city that raised them.
Here are a few photos from the events:
Blog written by Administrative Assistant Andrew Wu.