Benefit to the Organization

Why do organizations request Right Track workers?

Organizations request Right Track workers for a variety of reasons, but some of the most common are because they hope to empower youth with new skills and work experience, they appreciate the extra help/support at their organization for no cost, and they want to create a workforce that is reflective of the changing demographics of Saint Paul. 

What kind of support do you offer to supervisors/organizations?

We offer several trainings throughout the summer for supervisors; some are specific to Right Track, other are specific to your professional development as a supervisor working with youth. We also have Program Liaisons and a Project Manager who can visit your site, provide you with additional resources, and can help mediate when–and if–issues arise.

How do we become a YJ1 Provider? 

If you are interested in becoming a new YJ1 Provider, contact Program Manager, Dan Aliperto (dan.aliperto@ci.stpaul.mn.us) to discuss the program and if your organization would be a good fit forYJ1.

We will send out information and “Provider Application” requesting summer workers in mid-January and make award announcements in early February  

My organization currently has school year Right Track workers, and has always been a summer worksite provider. Do I still have to submit a provider application?

Yes.

There are multiple worksites within my organization. Do we each submit an application? 

No. There should be one application for each organization, even if there are multiple worksites.  The Provider Application has space to indicate how many worksites you have. 

When do we find out if we were awarded Right Track positions?

Award notices will go out in early February. 

What if I miss the deadline?

Contact Program Manager, Dan Aliperto (dan.aliperto@ci.stpaul.mn.us) to discuss options and possibilities.

Eligibility

Do I have to be a youth serving agency in order to host a Right Track worker?

No. We partner with organizations whose mission and vision vary widely from each other. That said, we do want to make sure your worksite and staff are welcoming and inclusive to youth, and will inform you of professional development opportunities as they arise.

Do I have to be a non-profit organization?

No. But if you are a for-profit organization, you may align better with our YJ2 internship program. To learn more about YJ02, please check out our YJ2 page .

Important Dates 2022

If we are selected as a provider, what dates would we want to keep in mind?  Please keep in mind all are subject to change based on current events. 

December 

  • December 30: YJ1 Pledges are due 

January 

  • January 14:   Providers notified of number of workers award for the summer.  
  • January 20:  YJ1 Organizations Training (learn about timeline, recrutement support, role of job coaches, introduce new Right Track staff, career exploration videos) 

February 

  • February 1-28 Youth Application opens 
  • February 25: YJ1 Videos for Career Exploration are due 
  • February 19: Job Descriptions and Provider MOUs are due in Hub.  

March 

  • March 1-18:  Youth Pre-Employment Trainings (various dates, more info coming soon)  
  • March 28 - April 1: Career Exploration Week  
  • March 28 - April 1: Employer Open Houses (youth visit in-person or virtually to learn about your organization) 

April-May 

  • April 4-15 Interview interested youth for hiring 
  • April 22: Hiring matches are due from employers 
  • April 22-May 31 : hired youth need to complete their Payroll Packet 
  • May 24 & 25: Mandatory YJ1 Supervisor Training (time cards, safety. focus cards, child labor laws, best practices in youth development)  

June 

  • June 13 Youth Orientation (worksites provide this to all new hires, and is paid for by Right Track) 
  • June 20 Juneteenth Holiday (No work for city employees) 
  • June 21: First day of work for most interns (Tuesday) 

July 

  • July 4: Holiday (Holiday (No work for city employees) 

August 

  • August 8: End of Summer Celebration 

The Hiring Process

How do we get workers?

After interviewing interested applicants you will extend job offers to those you wish to hire.  You will inform Right Track those that accept your offer and we will verify with those young people they have accepted your position and “Matched” with your job. 

I still have questions!

Please email Righttrack@ci.stpaul.mn.us or call our mainline at 651.266.6363.

Last Edited: March 2, 2022