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Mayor Eric Adams announces expansion of Summer Youth Employment Program

As the city aims to end gun violence, Mayor Mike Adams announced last month that the Summer Youth Employment Program will expand across the city.

News 12 Staff

Mar 19, 2022, 12:32 AM

Updated 827 days ago

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As the city aims to end gun violence, Mayor Eric Adams announced last month that the Summer Youth Employment Program will expand across the city. 
One resident, Jameson Douze, says he has dreams of one day become a gaming robotics engineer. He says if he could get a job this summer pursuing his passion, it would mean the world. 
He is just one of the thousands who will have a chance to apply to the Summer Youth Employment Program as the city expands efforts to support young people with a record of 100,000 summer job opportunities. 
The city’s $79 million investment will allow youths between the ages of 14-24 to explore potential career interests and develop workplace skills. 
While Elite Learners Inc, provides anti-violence initiatives in the Brownsville and Flatbush areas they will also welcome new hires through their doors.
Yul Hicks, CEO of Elite Learners Inc, expects 30 Summer Youth Employees, and will give many a fresh start.
“There are people here that are suffering that have the ability to learn, they have the ability to grow but who actually cared about it,” said Hicks.
While there are many lessons to teach, he says he hopes many will walk away inspired.


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