01 Jun Donation funds more STL Youth Jobs for summer
STL Youth Jobs launched the first day of its 2016 summer work program Wednesday, while also announcing it has received a financial boost to fund more positions.
The program, which is run through a collaboration between the city and civic partners, offers paid summer positions and training opportunities for young St. Louisans, ages 16 to 24.
The goal is to help young people find “meaningful employment to reduce crime, increase academic success and build the skills needed” for a career.
Recently, JP Morgan Chase donated an additional $150,000, upping its total commitment to $350,000.