Talking about youth employment


Responding to Neighborhood Youth Corps: Lessons for Recession:

I have been talking about this for years! In my neighborhood there are seniors who just cannot mow/shovel/paint/plant, and who can pay for help if it is reliable and safe. Then maybe they can stay out of assisted living and in their own homes that much longer. And maybe some of the teens revving their engines could find something more interesting to do, as well. In the same vein, a screening program for people looking for roommates, or to rent out part of ther house (or trade household chores for rent) There are so many possibilities that would be helpful in all directions. One of the awkward parts of NYC was that some kids were earning more than their parents, which rankled. So maybe the shape should be more like a neighborhood job Corps – and outside of the NRP process

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