Summer Youth Works!

Apply for Summer Youth Works! 2021 Click Here To Apply Online

Click Here To Download Mail-In Application • All Applications Must Be Received By April 30, 2021

The Summer Youth Works! program provides seasonal employment for college-bound high school juniors and seniors and students enrolled in accredited colleges. 

Through this program, students have had the opportunity to get real work experience at partner work sites such as the Cannon Street YMCA, the Charleston Promise Neighborhood, Trident United Way, Miracle Academy, and the City of Charleston.

“It gave me the chance to get the feel of being at a desk, experiencing people coming in and out of the office needing help… I’m going to miss it… it was a really great experience.”
– Ameika Simmons, program participant

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Reside in Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester County
  • Be an 11th grader taking College Preparation classes or 
  • Be a 12th grader planning to attend college in the upcoming Fall semester or
  • Be a currently-enrolled college student at any accredited community, junior or four-year college who will be living in the Tri-county area between mid-May and early August and will be returning to college in the upcoming Fall semester.

*If you are a high school senior planning to attend college, you will be required to provide your letter of acceptance from the college you will be attending.* *Some positions are based on the income eligibility of the student’s family.*


This department provides financial literacy classes, one-on-one budgeting sources, free VITA tax preparation and housing stability.

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Asset Building

& Education

The mission of this program is to increase self-sufficiency and develop strategies to ensure a better quality of life through employment and educational opportunities for both youth and adults.

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Employment & Education


Palmetto CAP’s General Emergency Assistance Program (or GEAP) provides financial assistance to households who have encountered an unexpected financial hardship including rental assistance to avoid eviction. Assistance is provided once every 24 months.

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Outreach &
Temporary Assistance

By providing temporary assistance with food, water and shelter, Palmetto CAP’s Outreach department provides vital services to address citizens’ most basic needs. Being able to meet basic needs is the foundation of financial stability.

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Outreach & Temporary Assistance

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Palmetto Community Action Partnership is currently accepting appointments for the programs. Eligibility for all programs is subject to program calendars, fund availability, appointment availability, verifiable household income and family size.

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Schedule an Appointment


List of documents that are required, in addition to other eligibility requirements, to complete an application for Palmetto CAP services.

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Required Documents