So what's being done?
Youth unemployment remains high. Though in the summer of 2012 we saw a slight increase (1%) of youth in the job market, low income youth were the least likely to work summer jobs. One out of 5 teens from a low income family had a job. Last summer, only 16% of African-American low-income youth and 22% of Hispanic youth with a family income of less than $40,000 held a job.
Youth summer employment programs at LOS focuses on empowering our youth with tools needed to enter the workforce.
- Interview Etiquette
- Team building acitivies
- Hands-on internship opportunity with local businessess
- and more...