Program seeks to find summer jobs for Grand Rapids youth

GRAND RAPIDS, me. (AP) – A summer jobs program in West Michigan is expected to find employment for 650 teenagers and young adults.

This year’s Grow1000 Youth Employment Program will build the more than 350 young people who found work in Grand Rapids last summer through businesses in the city and region.

The program for young people between the ages of 15 and 24 starts on June 14 and lasts six weeks. Applications are accepted until April 19th and required paid training begins on May 18th.

City Administrator Mark Washington said there are more than 9,000 teenagers between the ages of 15 and 21 in Grand Rapids.

“Meaningful work is important to keep our youth productive and skill-building in the summer,” he added.

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