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    FIRST DAY ON THE JOB FOR 1,200 NEW HAVEN YOUTH

    (7/5/2007) NEW HAVEN- As part of the Mayor’s Youth Initiative, the City’s 2007 Youth at Work program kicked-off today. At sites throughout the City, trained New Haven Youth started their first day at work. Over the course of the next 5 weeks, 1,200 young people will work in public and private sector capacities through this program. The Youth at Work program has grown from its participation of 981 students last year.

    In preparation for their job placements, all 1,200 youth participated in workshops last week where they learned communications skills, professionalism, conflict resolution, workplace safety, office etiquette and other tools that will help succeed in their summer jobs as well as future endeavors.

    “This is an important opportunity for our City’s youth,” said project coordinator Stephanie Barnes. “In the next five weeks these 1,200 young people will have positive opportunities to learn responsibility, work ethics and professionalism while earning money over the next few weeks. This is not only a service to our youth as it keeps them engaged and out of trouble, but this is also an opportunity for youth workers to make an impact on the lives of younger children and the community in many agencies where they have been placed.”

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    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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