NoMi Leaders in Training Program Overview
The City of North Miami’s Leaders in Training (LIT) Program, is designed to develop our city’s next generation of public servants through higher education preparation, career readiness and enhanced understanding of local civic processes. The program will serve as a pipeline and pre-requisite for North Miami residents, grades 9 through 12, to transition into the city’s signature Youth Opportunity Board (YOB) Summer Internship Program. Upon completing the program’s hands-on professional leadership training, participants will gain soft skills needed to succeed in any profession.
This initiative was created by Councilman Alix Desulme in collaboration with Patricia Elizee, Esq. The LIT Program is facilitated by Marlyn Paris-Lawson College Readiness Access and Motivational Services (CRAMS).
The program will take place every Saturday, from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, at Joe Celestin Center, 1525 NW 135 Street, North Miami, FL 33167, beginning February 29, 2020 through May 16, 2020.
LIT includes three focus areas.
Many young residents are in need of resources to help them identify a career focus. Few understand the preparation involved in landing the ideal job opportunity. Through exposure to various career paths in the field of public service, LIT provides practical guidance for cultivating hard and soft skills required for life-long professional success.
LIT assists youth participants in identifying and matching their individual interests, talents and skills with complimentary career opportunities. During this process participants receive a general overview of the responsibilities and functions of municipal government, by engaging with various department directors and learning their roles and contributions to the City of North Miami’s daily operations.
Through one-on-one interactions with the City of North Miami’s elected officials and observation of government operations, LIT Program participants will be taught the fundamentals of government service, structure and leadership. Youth will also witness firsthand North Miami’s government practices and processes from the perspective of the City’s elected leadership.
LIT program participants will be taught to recognize various professional leadership styles. Participants will learn how to apply these styles to chosen career interests and goals.
Throughout the program, participants will develop skills and proficiency in the following areas:
- Business Etiquette
- Career Exploration
- City Council Structure
- Civic Engagement
- Customer Service Strategies
- Job Interview Skills
- Municipal Leadership
- Professional Attire
- Self-Assessment of Skills and Abilities
- Telephone Etiquette
- Time Management
- Workplace Organization
Youth completing the program successfully will receive certificate of participation from the City of North Miami.
LIT participants selected for YOB internships will be paid for 20 hours of work per week. YOB Interns also will have an opportunity to volunteer for 10 additional hours each week.
View the Job Summary (PDF)
- Prior to LIT Program consideration, potential candidates must submit the application online. Fill out the application online Opens in New Window .
- Copies of the following documents are required to be submitted with your application:
- Picture I.D. (driver’s license/identification card/school I.D.)
- Proof of Age (birth certificate)
- Proof of Residency (current water bill or FPL bill)
- Once chosen, you will be notified to attend, along with a parent or guardian, a mandatory program orientation to discuss participant expectations.
- LIT Program candidates are required to successfully complete a 12-week training course.
Additional documents may be requested during the program.
Youth Opportunity Board (YOB) Summer Internship Program
The Youth Opportunity Board of the City of North Miami is once again recruiting income eligible students for placement in paid internships with the City this summer. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the City of North Miami’s General Fund.
The internships will allow selected income eligible applicants who meet the below income limits an opportunity to learn and become involved in the workings of local government.
All currently enrolled high school students who are 16 years of age or older and are residents of North Miami, will also have to verify household income and assets. Interns will be paid 20 hours a week and have an opportunity to volunteer additional hours.
- Must be a currently enrolled high school student, who is age 16 or older as of May 31, 2020
- Must be a resident of North Miami
- Must apply online by May 15, 2020, at the North Miami Career site.
- Applicant must meet the required income guidelines (See the income guidelines).
- Once vetted, applications will be sent to participating City departments to coordinate prospective intern interviews.
Household-Size Income Eligibility
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Effective April 24, 2019 - Established by Federal Guidelines - Subject to Change.
- Building Department
- City Attorney’s Office
- City Manager’s Office
- Community Planning and Development Department
- Finance Department
- Housing and Social Services
- Information Technology Department
- Office of the Mayor and Council
- Parks and Recreation Department
- Personnel Department
- Police Department
- Public Works Department
- Purchasing Department
- Risk Management
View the Job Summary (PDF)
- Application Launch Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
- Application Closing Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
- Interview Date: (To Be Announced)
- Program Start Date: Monday, June 8, 2020
- Program Close Date: (To Be Announced)
For more information about the Leaders in Training Program, please contact City of North Miami Housing and Social Services Department Contract Compliance Specialist, Whitney Taylor 305-893-6511, ext. 19008 or email Whitney Taylor.