Last week JPMorgan Chase Foundation joined Mayor Francis Slay to challenge other businesses to match its $100,000 gift to STL Youth Jobs to help reach the goal of providing 500 youth jobs over the summer.
STL Youth Jobs is managed by the Incarnate Word Foundation. It costs $2,000 to fund one youth employee’s job. Slay has put $100,000 into the city budget for the program and allocated another $100,000 from the city’s Public Safety Trust Fund.
“St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is asking businesses in the city to help put 500 young people to work this summer through a program called Stl Youth Jobs.
One corporation stepped up Wednesday.
JPMorgan Chase announced a $100,000 donation, and the company is asking other businesses to help.
Last year, St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green started a pilot program designed to provide young people in the city of St. Louis with meaningful summer employment.
That program is back this year and Melanie Streeper from the comptroller’s office talked with Elliot Weiler about the program.