Urban League of Greater Columbus' summer program offering job training for students

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Urban League of  Greater Columbus is offering its Summer Youth Jobs Empowering Program to help youth find jobs for the summer.

The program serves high school students ages 16 to 18 and college students ages 18 to 24. Students are placed in local businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies throughout the community.

The Summer Youth Jobs Empowering Program provides guidance in job training, work experience, crime prevention, unemployment and underemployment in the community. The program also prepares youth for the future by making them more responsible, independent, and self-sufficient.

Job training began June 11 and will last through June 15. Students will be working at assigned work sites from June 8 to July 20.

"This gives them something positive and constructive to do. It Also gives them an avenue to explore and have exposure to the career they are interested in going into," said Urban League Director Susan Cooper.

The Urban League hires hundreds of youth in the community giving them something positive and constructive to do during the summer while gaining real-life work experience and earning their way through life.

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