The Memphis Office of Youth Services began accepting applications Thursday for its paid youth initiatives, summer jobs program Mploy and the Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP).

This year, the city will employ 1,000 youths, ages 14 to 21, for six weeks starting in June through the Mploy program, paying $8 to $11 an hour depending on age. The city will also fill about 230 positions for the year-round Ambassadors Program, which pays $100 to $500 per quarter depending on whether the students — from grades 9 to 12 — meet goals set by the city.

The lottery to select the participants in the programs is scheduled for Feb. 8.

Applications are available at cityofmemphisyouth.org.

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