Summer Youth Employment in Western NY

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Youth were employed in various areas including but not limited to; recreation, multimedia arts, retail, landscaping, administrative/clerical, culinary, construction and hospitality. The program was successful, and the youth all recommended the program and were grateful for the opportunity. 

Niagara County Employment and Training

Hannah Green is just one of Niagara's success stories! Hannah was placed at a daycare, and she has thrived.

Her maturity and her willingness to learn and be the best she can has been impressive.

The employer stated that she has been wonderful with the baby room and that can be a very difficult room.

The employer is so impressed with Hannah that they hired her on as a part time employee last fall! 

Hannah will be a senior this year and says, "I see myself always working with children. Maybe opening up my own daycare is a goal of mine." 

Chautauqua Works

A new offering this summer was a partnership with Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union (SCFCU). SCFCU provided Financial Literacy as well as offered direct deposit, savings and checking account options, Debit/Credit Card, home banking, and SCFCU Phone App to check balances to all Youth ages 14-20.

Approximately 65% o the Youth took advantage of this enhancement to our program, opening their first bank account and utilizing direct deposit.

Orleans County Job Development Successful Online Business

Orleans County would like to recognize Jabari Johnson this year.

Jabari has just graduated from Albion High School and taking his next big step into college.

This was Jabari's third year with the program, he worked through the summer at the Village of Albion Parks and Recreation Program.

Jabari has really stood out this year as an excellent role model, true leader and advocate of this program.

The Village of Albion parks would have roughly fifty kids throughout the day. As one of the recreation supervisors, Jabari would give direction and monitor daily activities with the youth under the Albion Park's Director.

The director stated several times throughout the summer how much help Jabari has been and what an excellent young man he has become.

Among the director, there were several youth at the parks and recreation who looked up to Jabari as a role model. The Orleans Hub came to visit at the end of the year to write an article on the Summer Youth Employment Program and its success. One of the youth interviewed was Jabari. "This program has taught me all about savings, discipline and about being on time,” Jabari said to the County News.

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