Program Eligibility Requirements

YJ01 Eligibility

To be eligible for a Right Track YJ01 job, you must:

  • Be 14 by June 1 and no older than 24 before August 31 for a summer job
  • Live in Saint Paul
  • Meet income criteria OR have a barrier to employment (see below) 

YJ02 Eligibility

To be eligible for a Right Track YJ02 internship, you must:

  • Be at least 16 by June 1 and no older than 24 before August 31
  • Live in Saint Paul
  • Have previous work or volunteer experience (at least 1 full summer or more than 100 hours) or be enrolled in one of the following programs:
    • Auto Mechanic Program
    • AVID
    • Central High School Construction Program
    • Como Academy of Finance
    • Genesys Works
    • Humboldt Academy of IT
    • Humboldt High School Welding Program
    • Legacy Program
  • Meet income criteria OR have a barrier to employment.

Income Criteria

Applicant must be eligible for Free- and Reduced-Price lunch or have a household income that is less than the guideline shown below:
Family Size 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person 7 person 8 person
Total Household Income $46,001 $52,601 $59,151 $65,701 $71,001 $76,251 $81,501 $86,751
 

Barriers to Employment

The following characteristics are considered barriers to employment:
 
  • youth who are pregnant or parenting
  • youth with Limited English Proficiency
  • youth who have dropped out of high school or who have a high potential of dropping out
  • youth who are juvenile offenders or in a diversion program
  • youth receiving public assistance and/or group home services
  • youth with disabilities, including learning disabilities
  • youth in transition (currently homeless or runaway)
  • youth who are chemically dependent or are children of drug or alcohol abusers/dependents
  • youth with basic skills deficiency
  • youth with educational attainment one or more levels below grade level appropriate to age
  • youth in foster care

Right Track encourages participation by persons with disabilities.  If you need an accommodation to fully participate in the Right Track program, contact Right Track staff directly at RightTrack@ci.stpaul.mn.us