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Boulder County Accepting Applications for Summer Youth Corps

 

February 19, 2016

Photo by Judy WolfeThe Lafayette Team worked as a team to remove a dead tree from open space last summer. Teamwork is often used to accomplish big project in the Youth Corps.

Once kids reach high school, it’s usually time for them to get their first summer job, which has become increasingly harder to find. The Boulder County Summer Youth Corps program offers jobs to students ages 14-17 who are looking for a different and unique summer job.

Beginning in 1996, the Youth Corps was created to address the problem of very few jobs for students. It focuses on hiring first-time workers, many just 14 and 15 years-old. Program Manager Judy Wolf said the eight-week summer program is a great way for kids to learn teamwork and leadership skills.

“It’s all team based,...



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