This is my first job and it’s been great. I want to work with children when I grow up so this has been a really good experience.
— Artezia Pumphrey, Louisville ECHO
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SummerWorks has been an excellent way to recruit motivated, energetic youth who have brought fresh thinking to our manufacturing operations.
— Bill Good, VP of Manufacturing, GE Appliances



SummerWorks develops Louisville’s young talent by helping prepare and connect youth to summer jobs, career opportunities, and supportive networks.


For all Louisville youth to possess the skills, resources, and networks needed to connect to employment, economic opportunity, and lifelong career success.



Employers benefit from the talent, energy and diversity of Louisville's youth, while strengthening our city's future.

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Young adults

Young adults get an invaluable, even life-changing, opportunity to gain business experience and build skills.

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SummerWorks is a program led by KentuckianaWorks, the Louisville Region's Workforce Development Board, in partnership with YouthBuild Louisville.