VIDEO: Newark Teens Gain Professional Skills through Summer Work Program

VIDEO: Newark Teens Gain Professional Skills Through Summer Work Program

Newark, August 15, 2013 - For hundreds of Newark teens, Summer 2013 brought life-changing opportunities to develop confidence, discipline, and flexibility in the workplace. The Greater Newark Conservancy and GlassRoots are among the more than one hundred businesses and nonprofits that hired youth for 20 hours per week over 6 weeks, through the City of Newark's Summer Youth Work Experience program.

18-year old participants Ericka and Ruqqayah share their perspectives, along with mentors Kate Dowd, Emmanuela Mujica, and program director Bryan Rawls. Teens and parents interested in the program should contact the Newark Youth OneStop Career Center at 500 Broad St. (973.273.6064.) Applicants must be Newark residents, maintain a 2.5 grade point average, and demonstrate a positive attitude.

Our 2-minute video was produced and edited by Maya Curry.