Santa Clara County supervisors approve summer jobs program for youth


Up to 500 paid internships and jobs will be available this summer to at-risk and low-income youth in Santa Clara County, county officials said.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to establish the pilot project Tuesday. The county and the nonprofit Work2Future will coordinate with employers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to provide the jobs for youth and young adults 16 to 21 years old.

Officials are directing the assistance at foster youth, CalWorks families and low-income and disconnected youth.

The program aims to reduce crime among young people and improve their career prospects.

Officials said that summer youth jobs programs have been reducing crime among target populations in cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco since earlier this decade.

— Bay City News Service

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