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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hey, Kids--Get a Summer Job!

It's that time again--time to start thinking about summer jobs. The city's summer jobs program for young people, now known as Kidstart, is taking applications. Here's what I heard from my pal on 49th and Hermitage:

Here is a link for all CPS students, ages 14-21 for an opportunity to get a summer job. I know that all our neighborhood children are always on the look out for a job.

I think that being level headed and always having some type of responsibility (job) is the key to getting ahead especially when you live in a neighborhood like ours. Well maybe i can just speak for myself but that was actually the key factor for me to have stayed away from trouble and all the negative influences that were actually more visible in the past. Anyway hopefully we can help out as many kids stay level headed and hopefully make something of themselves.

For more information, you can call the summer jobs hotline at 773-553-JOBS. Some of the kinds of jobs available are coach, tutor, nutrition aide and even journalist.
Applications are due April 25, so get on it now--don't wait!


vampirefan said...

I think that this is a fantastic idea! I didn't even know there was a program like it - but, I just checked the link and apparently the domain expired on April 4th. I'm going to try to get in touch with CPS to see if they are aware and can get the site back up. Right now, it's a search engine type site.

vampirefan said...

...and I called the number you had posted and they said they are aware of the problem and the site should be back up today.

Maritza said...

Thanks, vampirefan, and thanks for letting us know what happened when you called.

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