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Summer Youth Program Wraps Today

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Mayor Glover's Summer Jobs and Internship Program wrapped up Friday. The program offered jobs and internships to about 200 local kids from age 16-21. They wrapped today with a conference of speakers including KTBS 3's Keristen Holmes. Since June students held a wide range of positions ranging from working for the city to private sector jobs. Every young person we talked to today says it was an invaluable experience and it keeps kids off the streets. Aakilah Harris, participated in the program this year and worked in Senator Mary Landrieu's Office. She said, "You'll have experience working with managers and learning customer service and just how to conduct yourself in any situation." Organizers say the program was a success this year and hope to have funding to offer the program next year.

 

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