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Jul 11

More Than 500 Youth Start Summer Jobs

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 8:01 AM by Communications Department

The city’s Summer Training and Enrichment Program (STEP), a component of the Youth and Gang Reduction Initiative, has officially helped to employ STEP_SC520 youth and young adults ages 16-24 for the summer. 

Participants were divided into two separate groups to complete an orientation that gave them tips on resumes, finances, and how to be a team player. With orientation completed they began work on July 5.

The participants were assigned to one of more than 70 government, non-profit, or private sector worksites located in Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Williamsburg. In addition, STEP was recently featured in the National Gang Center newsletter.