1. Summer jobs program gives teens focus for future

    Summer jobs program gives teens focus for future

    The recent graduate of the High School of Science and Technology is enrolled at Springfield Technical Community College and will use the money to help pay for her books. “My job was to make sure the kids were focused, to show them how to behave in school and help them read,” Sands explained. “I liked it a lot. It taught me a lot of things about working, and helping young people.” Sands was one of 11 teens who found work through a jointly-sponsored effort that included funding from New England Farm Workers Council, and recruitment and oversight by the Springfield ...

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    1. My job was to make sure the kids were focused, to show them how to behave in school and help them read.
    2. What's great about this is that the housing authority helped to provide these young people with jobs, opportunities to make money.
    3. They made better than minimum wage.
    4. He brought me to the bank every week.
    5. It taught me to be strong. People come in to the office and you can see their struggling. It's the kind of job where you're helping people, but you have to be strong.
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