Louisville's SummerWorks youth job program sets new record
More than 4,200 teens and young adults participated in the mayor's SummerWorks program.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville has set a new record this summer helping young people find jobs.
More than 4,200 teens and young adults participated in the mayor's SummerWorks program. Many landed at Kentucky Kingdom.
The program is designed to help young minds get a foot in the door with employers, and lets them test career fields. City agencies, along with non-profits and businesses like GE and Humana, all take part.
Workers range from 16 to 21 years old and many come from poorer communities.
Kameron Andrews spent the summer with the Lake Dreamland Fire Department.
"I got to experience things a lot of people even older than me have never experienced," he said. "I feel special."
The Mayor's SummerWorks program started in 2011 with only 200 workers.
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