The City of Albany's LIGHT (Learning, Initiative and Gaining Headway Together) Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to provide any young City of Albany resident, age 14-18, with a summer work experience. 


Our goal is to educate Albany youth on their physical environment, and the challenges facing low-income communities of color.


The students work four hours a day, four days a week,with the fifth
day devoted to city-wide training programs.

Get Involved

In summer 2018, youth participating in AVillage and Radix's Summer Youth Employment Program will be engaged in food justice activism, and local ecological and social justice issues. Click below for a write-up by Scott Kellogg, Educational Director of The Radix Ecological Sustainability Center about this unique opportunity for our youth!


What Is It?

EcoJustice Summer!

​​​To see if you or your child is eligible for youth employment, please check out the eligibility requirements & application deadlines on the City of Albany's website. The deadline to apply for this year's program is March 24th!



Summer Youth Employment