Employment program for teens - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Employment program for teens

Posted: Updated:
BANGOR TOWNSHIP (WJRT) -

(08/09/12) - For the past eight weeks, students have been earning money while receiving job training skills.

More than 40 students are a part of the 'Youth Employment and Recreation' program in Saginaw.

Parishioners on Patrol of Saginaw is a nonprofit group that strives to make Saginaw a safer community.

The organization is one of six that received a grant to help kids receive summer employment.

High school senior Coco Moore is earning money this summer through the eight week program where she learns life lessons that can help her after high school.

"It's great making my own money," she said.

Students like Moore are learning job training skills, such as how to prepare for interviews and how to put together resumes.

The teens earn $7.50 an hour.

"It's helping me be more creative because usually I'm at home doing nothing and I'm here doing something productive and earning money for myself. My first job," Moore said.

Pastor Larry Camel, the organizer of Parishioners on Patrol, says students get paid to learn tasks that could help them later down the road.

Not only are they in the classroom, they also get to get their hands dirty by learning how to fish and tie a fishing hook.

"It's non-traditional work. It's youth employment and recreation. So it's a combination of job readiness training and also recreation. So they're learning how to fish, how to make lures and how to enjoy themselves while working in a group and how to get along with each other."

Camel says when teens are there, they don't have time to get into trouble. He already sees the impact that a program has on the children in his community.

"We are about prevention with Parishioners on Patrol, and one of the prevention tools is employment and youth employment. When youth are employed, then they're not in harm's way," he stated.

Sept. 30 is the last day of the program.

The Disability Network provided the grant.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Bay City foster home to provide short-term shelter for immigrant children

    Bay City foster home to provide short-term shelter for immigrant children

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:22:28 GMT
    A Bay City neighborhood reacted, Thursday, to the news that Central American children may be housed in a facility there as early as next month.
    A Bay City neighborhood reacted, Thursday, to the news that Central American children may be housed in a facility there as early as next month.
  • Charges filed against owners of dogs responsible for deadly attack

    Charges filed against owners of dogs responsible for deadly attack

    Charges filed against owners of dogs responsible for deadly attack

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:44:42 GMT
    (07/31/2014) - The Lapeer County Prosecutor filed second degree murder charges against the owners of two dogs responsible for a deadly attack. The warrants were just issued Thursday evening. The couple is also charged with possessing a dangerous animal causing death. The couple is expected in court Friday. Friday, a judge is also expected to rule on a request to put down the two dogs along with others removed from the couple's home. All of the dogs are currently being held at the Lapeer Count...
    (07/31/2014) - The Lapeer County Prosecutor filed second degree murder charges against the owners of two dogs responsible for a deadly attack. The warrants were just issued Thursday evening. The couple is also charged with possessing a dangerous animal causing death. The couple is expected in court Friday. Friday, a judge is also expected to rule on a request to put down the two dogs along with others removed from the couple's home. All of the dogs are currently being held at the Lapeer Count...
  • Church leaders from Vassar held a vigil tonight

    Church leaders from Vassar held a vigil tonight

    Church leaders from Vassar held a vigil tonight

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:44:39 GMT
    (07/31/14) - Church leaders from Vassar and across the state held a vigil tonightsupporting the plan to house illegal immigrant children at Wolverine Human services in Vassar.It started 5:30 at Vassar's Grace Lutheran Church on Saginaw Street.Meanwhile a group that opposes the plan to bring in immigrant children says it wants to pass a referendum in the city that would give voters a say in city ordinances that could have an effect on those plans.
    (07/31/14) - Church leaders from Vassar and across the state held a vigil tonightsupporting the plan to house illegal immigrant children at Wolverine Human services in Vassar.It started 5:30 at Vassar's Grace Lutheran Church on Saginaw Street.Meanwhile a group that opposes the plan to bring in immigrant children says it wants to pass a referendum in the city that would give voters a say in city ordinances that could have an effect on those plans.
Powered by WorldNow

abc12.com

ABC12 Main Station
810-233-3130

Mailing Address:
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, Michigan 48503

Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WJRT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.