Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hire-a-Youth Program Provides 608 Students with Summer Jobs

This spring, San Diego Unified received a $1.5 million grant for the Summer 2009 Hire-a-Youth Program. Funded by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the San Diego Workforce Partnership, the program has resulted in the placement of 608 students in paid summer internships.

To date, the Hire-a-Youth team has logged in more than 4,000 staff hours, reviewed 1,300 student applications, delivered more than 6,000 work readiness training hours to students, recruited more than 100 businesses and placed 608 students into six-week internships from June 22-July 31.

The program will culminate in a celebration on July 31 for students and their employers, hosted by the USS Midway Museum.

These internships provide strong mentorships and quality experiences for our students to explore the world of work. Each student has the opportunity to earn at least $1,200 for the summer and to build their employability skills and resumes.

Employers, staff and students have begun to share positive stories about their experiences. Read more.

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