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City looking for ideas and teens for employment program

Baihly Warfield
Created: June 03, 2020 07:22 PM

Parents may be feeling like the summer ahead is looking a bit empty. So the City of Duluth is trying to find ways to keep teens and young adults occupied. 

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They will bring back the Youth Employment Services, or YES, program. It's an opportunity for people ages 16-24 to get work experience and do community service while being paid. 

YES funds it, and whoever is hosting them supervises. In the past, teens and young adults have worked at Super One, prepared meals at the Damiano Center or helped with the Boys and Girls Clubs and Neighborhood Youth Services. 

The pandemic has forced some adjustments, though. So Director of Workforce Development Elena Foshay wants your ideas.

"It's really a wide variety. It could be simply working at a business as sort of like an employee or it could be more of a community service project or it could be supporting community needs through a nonprofit. We're really open to a wide variety of ideas."

There is a virtual meeting from 12:30-2 p.m. on Monday, June 8. There will be a link on the Live Meetings page of the City of Duluth website. 

With no school in session and some neighborhood programs not up and running right now, they are also recruiting 16- to 24-year-olds to join. 

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