Experience Works! Program Highlight

Brianna P. and her twin sister are participating in the Experience Works! Program and chose to work together at the Fayette County Community Action (FCCAA) Food Bank. Brianna is a senior at Albert Gallatin High School.

Brianna said her favorite part about her job is putting together the monthly food boxes for residents. She has learned the importance of teamwork by working in the warehouse with Food Bank staff. Her least favorite part of the job is sweeping (the warehouse is huge), but she understands the floors need to be kept free of debris for everyone’s safety.

Brianna has used her wages to purchase Christmas gifts for family and friends. She is unsure about her plans after graduation but says her first job experience with the program has taught her responsibility and the importance of a good work ethic.

The Experience Works! Program provides youth ages 16 to 24 years old with paid work experience at local businesses and organizations so they are able to develop various job skills.

There are specific eligibility requirements for this program. Please contact 724-437-6050 ext. 3282 for questions and to apply.

We are also looking for local businesses and organizations to become sites to host Experience Works! youth. Please call 724-437-6050 ext. 3282 if interested.