Austin Youth Development gives youth between the ages of 17 and 22 the chance to work for the City of Austin to learn the skills they need to reach their educational and career goals.

Austin Youth Development (AYD)

The Austin Youth Development program was started in 1996 in response to the growing issues in Austin, TX’s youth community. 

AYD Mission and Vision 

AYD’s mission is to provide guidance and work experience to assist youth in achieving educational and career goals. 

AYD’s vision is for all youth in the City of Austin to have the skills necessary to obtain a sustainable career. 

AYD Goals

  • Provide mentoring and help foster employability skills among youth 17-22 years old. 

  • Provide opportunities for youth to earn a livable wage 

  • Help youth develop a career path through educational achievement, goal setting, financial planning, and health equity. 

Are you interested, & meet these requirements?

  • 17-22 years old. 

  • Live in the Austin, Travis County area. 

  • Have reliable transportation 

  • Able to obtain driver’s license within 90 days. 

  • Have or be working towards a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Contact AYD

512-972-4785 or 512-972-4786
Interested? Apply here or scan QR code.

qr code for ayd interest form

1416 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741

Austin Public Health | Community Services Division | Family Health Unit