• Learn the Skills It Takes to Be Successful

    Students receive 40 hours of orientation training before their first day of employment. Get more information about how to host a student!

  • Commuting Doesn’t Have to Be a Challenge

    Summer Jobs 253 students will receive an ORCA pass. Get more information about our student program!

Summer Jobs 253 offers Tacoma Public School incoming juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn high school credit for graduation and gain meaningful work experience.

Our youth summer employment program provides Tacoma high school students with:

  • 120-hours of paid work experience
  • Up to 2 high school credits
  • Basic work readiness
  • Resume/interview skills
  • Increased self-confidence and personal growth

Summer Jobs 253 needs your help to make it a success!

Whether you want to become a program patron, sponsor a student in your business or participate in the program – it makes a lasting difference in your community.


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