Teens Show Off Summer Projects To Mayor

Posted at 7:52 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 22:00:10-04

Teens who are holding down a job this summer got the chance to show off their work to Mayor Briley.

It was part of the Opportunity Now initiative. It links thousands of kids to paying jobs and helps them with recruitment training. High School students spend six weeks in paid work-learning experiences.

Participants presented on four career pathways: digital design, engineering, entrepreneurship, and accounting and business. 

"It's just a good experience. You make money doing it. You're having fun, You get to meet new people. It's just a wonderful experience for kids to get off the streets and get to do what they love," said Kennedy Ewell.

There were also visual and performing arts displays.