MAYOR MURRAY'S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE (MYEI)
Mayor Murray has asked private sector partners to join with the City of Seattle to invest in youth employment/internships and is seeking to create a more coordinated and streamlined system for employers to provide workplace opportunities. The MYEI was piloted in 2015 and provided 2,000 young people with employment and internships opportunities; the goal for 2016 is to provide opportunities for 4,000 young people.
With a successful track record of connecting real world career experiences with educational opportunities, Educurious, will serve as the Employer Intermediary to promote and manage the development of employment opportunities in the private, public and nonprofit sector. Educurious serves as the single point of contact for employers to connect with the City of Seattle’s youth programs, youth serving organizations and others who are preparing youth for the workforce.
Through the Educurious approach, working professionals and employers have a scalable way to help prepare our nation’s next generation and future workforce. They strengthen their recruitment and retention strategies for young adults while empowering their employees to share their expertise.
Through The Educurious Expert Network, professionals engage with and give concrete feedback to students as they solve contemporary challenges as part of our integrated solution. These connections give students a firsthand look at an amazing universe of career possibilities. Our experts include lawyers, nonprofit leaders, business executives, film directors, biologists, writers and chemists, among others.
Together with our project-based learning and technology, The Educurious Expert Network is core to our proven integrated solution that captures the imagination and interest of students and connects them to a wide world of possibilities. Everyone benefits: Experts are able to give back in meaningful, inspiring ways, and students have the opportunity to build powerful networks with a transformational impact on their learning experiences and their futures.