Hire A Teen Program


The Hire A Teen Program is an employment referral service for middle and high school students ages of 12 – 17 years old. It is designed to help youth acquire job skills, work experience, and income.

This job placement program matches Preston youth with Preston residents who need assistance with such things as yard work, housework, elderly help, pet sitting, and babysitting.

Hire A Teen Program requests consist primarily of temporary and part-time jobs at the homes of Preston residents. When a job becomes available, applicants’ names are chosen according to their job interests. The employer then contacts the youth directly. Youth must be sure to notify their parents/guardians that potential Preston employers will be contacting youth and stress the importance of receiving any messages left by the employers.

Youth and employers negotiate details such as day, time needed, and wages.

Preston Youth Services strongly encourages youth and employers to exchange Emergency Contact information with each other.

We encourage employers to follow up with Preston Youth Services to offer feedback on their experience, both positive and negative. Everyone’s feedback is taken seriously and will be used to continually revise and improve our Hire A Teen Program.

Contact Preston Youth Services by phone at (860) 887-5581 x113 or email youthservices@preston-ct.org if you have any questions.