Community Youth Corps Program

The Community Youth Corps program prepares teens 13-17 for future employment, academic success and positive interaction by providing meaningful opportunities to earn service learning hours while working at various Enoch Pratt Free Library branches including the Central Library. The Community Youth Corp offers hands on training in Teen Development which encompasses the following:


  • Time Management
  • Customer Service
  • Proper Dress/Behavior 
  • Public Speaking
  • Technology /Computer Literacy
  • Team Building

In addition to the various Teen Development trainings and exposure that CYC interns receive they are also introduced and encouraged to use and view the library as a resource for future learning and recreation. CYC Interns receive 25 hours of training, 15 hours of training occur before the CYC intern is placed at a branch for his/her duty. 

Overall Goal of CYC program:


  • To enhance communication and positive interaction among teens
  • To provide meaningful opportunities for teens to earn service learning hours and successful work ethics and leadership skills
  • To promote reading, writing and literacy among teens
  • To expose teens to success in a safe and enriching environment

Community Youth Corps application (PDF)

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Community Youth Corps Program

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Special Services

General reader's advisory services, both individual and for classes and groups.

Library visits (instruction, tours and/or research assistance) for middle and high school classes and groups.

Free programs and workshops for middle and high school classes or other groups.