Through the Better Together Summer Jobs program, we partner with local Boys & Girls Club chapters to provide youth, ages 15–18, with career education and job training. Participants who successfully complete the six-week training program can apply and compete for six-week paid summer jobs at local nonprofit organizations and small- or medium-sized businesses. Since 2012, we've provided training and summer jobs for youth in communities all across California.
The Boys & Girls Clubs have long provided youth with career training, but couldn’t connect young trainees to jobs until recently. In 2012, PG&E partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County to pilot the Better Together Summer Jobs program, providing training for more than 200 teens and jobs for 55 of those teens during its first year. Learn more about the pilot program by viewing a video. Visit Better Together Summer Jobs program Fresno.
Today, the program extends beyond Fresno to Bakersfield and Sacramento. Learn more about the current program in these areas by viewing the following videos:
Throughout the six-week employment period, program participants work 25 hours per week to achieve the following goals:
In addition to their earnings, participants, many from underserved households, receive the following benefits:
If you are between the ages of 15-18 and are interested in the Better Together Summer Jobs program, contact your local Boys & Girls Club chapter at any of the following locations:
Fresno County chapters
540 N. Augusta
Fresno, CA 93701
Kern County chapters
801 Niles Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Sacramento County chapters
5212 Lemon Hill Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95824