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Recognizing Summer Youth Employment

Date: 8-2-2007
Contacts:
Marty Miller, Miller Public Relations,
424-6060
Hanna Greer, Commissioners,
525-5848
Mike Brown, Mayor's Office,
614 645-6428
John Ivanic, City Council,
645-5798

PRESS ADVISORY

WHAT:
Summer Youth Works is an employment and training program of the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation/JOBLeaders that empowers youth and young adults to develop life-long learning, earning, and serving skills. Nearly 1200 school age youth and 128 young adults are receiving work experience and training throughout the Columbus and Franklin County community.

WHERE:
The Neighborhood House- Sawyer Recreation Center Lobby
1000 Atcheson Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203

WHEN:
Friday, August 3, 2007
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

WHO:
Mayor Michael B. Coleman
Kevin L. Boyce, Columbus City Councilmember
Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy
Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks
Summer Youth Employment program participants
Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert, President & CEO
Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation/JOBLeaders

WHY:
More than 1200 youth chose to work this summer and now that they have been on the job for a few weeks, it’s time to find out how they are doing.

The Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation was created in 2004 as the local administrative and fiscal entity for the Workforce Investment Act. Funding, distributed to various contracted vendors, is used to provide employment and training services to adults and youth. For more information, visit www.centralohiojobleaders.org or call 614-559-5066.