Applications open for Summer Work Program

The city of Salisbury’s 2020 Summer Youth Work Program will still be held this year, with a few changes and additional safety measures.

The city’s Neighborhood Relations team has worked hard to formulate a program that will be both safe and beneficial for program participants. All applicants from the spring application period will still be considered, and new eligible applicants are encouraged to apply before the July 10 deadline.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer this program again this summer, and I want to thank our HCDD and Neighborhood Services teams for thinking outside of the box to make the program a safe and healthy work experience for local kids,” said Salisbury City Administrator Julia Glanz.

Ten to 12 applicants will be selected to participate in this year’s program, which will span six weeks, instead of the previous 10.

From July 13 to Aug. 20, participants will meet with City of Salisbury Youth Development Specialist, Jermichael Mitchell, every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m to noon.

The group will complete service learning projects, discuss current events, and participate in projects at city parks, community centers and the city’s many community gardens.

At the end of the program, participants will receive a stipend and an educational award for their service to Salisbury.

“A summer job is an important step on the path to a solid career,” said Kevin Lindsay, city Neighborhood Relations Manager. “The city of Salisbury understands that our youth are our future and we are excited to play a role in showing the younger generation how to be responsible, well-rounded citizens.”

By the end of the program, participants will have established work experience history, learned valuable job skills, cultivated the knowledge necessary for future career growth, and gained access to different resources in and around Salisbury.

To apply, visit https://bit.ly/2NMozjg

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