Program to provide 300 summer jobs

SCHOOL NOTES

May 09, 1993

The Susquehanna Region Private Industry Council will be able to hire 300 more youths in its Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP).

SYETP consists of summer jobs and work experience for economically disadvantaged Harford and Cecil County youth between the ages of 14 and 21, who receive resource services in school or who meet Federal income eligibility requirements.

The program will run approximately six weeks, from June 28 to Aug. 6, 1993. Participants will be employed by the SRPIC but will work at non-profit agency and organization sites in the two-county area.

They are expected to work an average of 37.5 hours per week as clerks, maintenance workers, landscapers, recreation aides, library aides and related criteria.

Selected youths also will receive 15 hours' weekly instruction in such basic skills as mathematics and reading.

Some of the activities in recent years included building a playground shelter at the YWCA Child Care Center on Thomas Run Road, in Bel Air; constructing brick walkways at Joppatowne High School; painting curbs and hydrants and doing landscaping for the town of Elkton; and similar projects throughout the Harford-Cecil region.

Youths are placed in crews of six with a crew chief, who is a Harford or Cecil County teacher. Work sites and projects undertaken are based on requests made by nonprofit, nonsectarian organizations in the area. The crew chiefs provide supervision and remedial instruction in reading and math offered to some crews.

Students may contact their middle or high school counselors to obtain applications and further information.

2& Information: 836-4604 or 996-0550.

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