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Application Process

2023 applications are now closed!

If you are a young adult aged 16-24* who is living and/or attending school in Washtenaw County, we hope you will apply in the future!

To be considered for program acceptance, each young adult must submit an application. Submitting multiple applications does not increase the likelihood of program acceptance.

* You must turn 16 by June 1 in any given programming year to be eligible for the program.


Application Logistics:

  • Deadline to apply: Sunday, March 12, 2023

  • Application link: 2024 Application will be released in early January

To apply for SummerWorks, you will need:

  • Reliable contact information

  • Your parent/guardian's contact information

  • Approximate annual household income

  • Possible summer conflicts

  • A willingness to learn and engage with SummerWorks staff


If you are accepted into the program, you will need to provide:

  • A parent/guardian signature for mentorship  (if you are a minor)

  • Valid forms of identification I-9 required documents [see list of acceptable I-9 documents here]

  • You may be asked for proof of COVID vaccination (with allowance for medical or religious exemption)


For questions about your application, contact us at

Important Dates

  • Application Due Date | March 12

  • Program Acceptance Timeframe | March 27 - April 7

  • Youth Orientation | April 10 or April 12

  • Virtual Professional Development Begins | April 18 or 20

  • Interview Event | May 8

  • Employment Period and Mentorship Begins | June 12

  • In-Person Professional Development Begins | June 16 

  • Program Ends | August 18

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